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NBA COVID-19 tracker: Updated team-by-team list of players in health and safety protocols

Two months into the 2021-22 NBA season, the league is feeling the consequences of the hottest COVID-19 surge.

In the initial 6 months of the season, 16 players were being put into the league’s COVID well being and safety protocols, which sideline any participant that checks favourable for COVID-19 for a bare minimum of ten times. The month of December has marked a significant uptick.

Far more: Explaining the NBA’s COVID-19 well being and safety protocols

Amid players presently sidelined are previous MVPs Giannis Antetokounmpo, Kevin Durant and James Harden in addition to previous All-Stars in LaMarcus Aldridge, Dwight Howard, Zach LaVine and Paul Millsap.

The Bulls have felt the effect more than any other crew this season, as two of their game titles were being postponed thanks to their getting ten players in well being and safety protocols.

Per NBA procedures, a sport is only postponed when a crew has much less than eight obtainable players, but that issue had mainly been averted thanks to the NBA’s hardship exemption, which grants teams momentary roster spots in the function of an outbreak or a number of really serious injuries. Both the Bulls and Nets, who presently have seven players in the league’s protocols, have built use of the hardship exemption up to this stage in the season. 

Far more: NBA’s hardship exemption, spelled out

Sporting Information has the checklist of NBA players presently in the league’s protocols:

NBA players in COVID well being and safety protocols

Boston Celtics (five players) 

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

Brooklyn Nets (ten players)

  • LaMarcus Aldridge
  • DeAndre Bembry
  • Bruce Brown
  • Jevon Carter
  • Kevin Durant
  • James Harden
  • Kyrie Irving
  • James Johnson
  • Paul Millsap
  • Day’Ron Sharpe

Chicago Bulls (seven players)

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

Cleveland Cavaliers (two players)

Golden Condition Warriors (just one participant)

Indiana Pacers (head coach)

LA Clippers (just one participant)

Los Angeles Lakers (five players)

  • Avery Bradley
  • Talen Horton-Tucker
  • Dwight Howard
  • Kendrick Nunn
  • Austin Reaves

Memphis Grizzlies (just one participant)

Miami Heat (just one participant)

Milwaukee Bucks (four players)

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

Minnesota Timberwolves (two players)

  • Anthony Edwards
  • Taurean Prince

New York Knicks (6 players)

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

Orlando Magic (five players)

  • Mo Bamba
  • Ignas Brazdeikis
  • RJ Hampton
  • Terrence Ross
  • Moritz Wagner

Philadelphia 76ers (just one participant)

Sacramento Kings (four players, head coach)

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

Toronto Raptors (two players

  • Dalano Banton
  • Pascal Siakam

Washington Wizards (just one participant)