NBA COVID-19 Health and Safety Protocol Tracker

The 2021-22 NBA season is being hit hard with the latest COVID-19 variant causing turmoil in many teams that have been forced to cancel practices, postpone matches and sign emergency hardship waivers during the outbreak. outbreaks are navigated between several teams.

During the first six weeks of the season, 16 players were placed on the league’s COVID health and safety protocols, which apply to any player who has tested positive for COVID-19 in the past few weeks. at least 10 days. In December alone, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported that more than 50 players and many staff members missed time in health and safety procedures.

On Friday, The League and NBAPA have agreed new COVID-19 protocols including increased testing and concealment of use through the holiday season for two weeks starting December 26..

A match will only be adjourned if a team cannot meet the eight-player requirement. So far, only two games have been postponed, Bulls-Pacers and Bulls-Raptors, with the Bulls-Lakers game being pushed back to 7pm on Sunday to allow additional testing to take place. A tactic the NBA adopted regularly last year when officials postponed 31 games.

Notable players currently sidelined due to protocol include Giannis Antetokounmpo and James Harden alongside All-Stars like LaMarcus Aldridge, DeMar DeRozan, Dwight Howard, Zach LaVine and Paul Millsap.

Below is a list of players who are currently following the Alliance health and safety regulations.

NBA players in COVID health and safety protocol

Boston Celtics (four players)

  • Juancho Hernangomez
  • Al Horford
  • Jabari Parker
  • Grant Williams

Brooklyn Nets (seven players)

  • LaMarcus Aldridge
  • DeAndre Bembry
  • Bruce Brown
  • Jevon Carter
  • James Harden
  • James Johnson
  • Paul Millsap

Chicago Bulls (seven players)

  • Troy Brown Jr.
  • Ayo Dosunmu
  • Alize Johnson
  • Stanley Johnson
  • Derrick Jones Jr.
  • Zach LaVine
  • Matt Thomas

Cleveland Cavaliers (one player)

Denver Nuggets (single player)

Golden State Warriors (single player)

Indiana Pacers (head coach)

Los Angeles Lakers (five players)

  • Talen Horton-Tucker
  • Dwight Howard
  • Avery Bradley

Memphis Grizzlies (single player)

Miami Heat (one player)

Milwaukee Bucks (four players)

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo
  • Donte DiVincenzo
  • Wesley Matthews
  • Bobby Portis

Minnesota Timberwolves (two players)

  • Anthony Edwards
  • Prince Taurean

New York Knicks (five players)

  • RJ Barrett
  • Quentin Grimes
  • Kevin Knox II
  • Obi Toppin
  • Immanuel Quickley

Orlando Magic (three players)

  • RJ Hampton
  • Terrence Ross
  • Mo Wagner

Philadelphia 76ers (one player)

Sacramento Kings (four players, head coach)

  • Marvin Bagley III
  • De’Aaron Fox
  • Alex Len
  • King Louis
  • Alvin Gentry
  • Davion Mithcell

Toronto Raptors (single player)

Washington Wizards (single player) NBA COVID-19 Health and Safety Protocol Tracker

Curtis Crabtree

Curtis Crabtree is a 24ssports U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Curtis Crabtree joined 24ssports in 2021 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing:

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