The Chicago Bulls‘ COVID-19 situation keeps getting worse and worse. The Bulls’ COVID-19 outbreak has now claimed a fifth player.
On Thursday, forward Derrick Jones Jr. enrolled the virus protocols. Jones has joined the lot with DeMar DeRozan, Coby White, Javonte Green and Matt Thomas. The former four had already been enlisted in health and safety protocols in recent days.
As the team struggles amidst this pandemic, they were granted a hardship exception to sign a new player. The Bulls immediately used the opportunity to sign former lottery pick Stanley Johnson for a 10-day contract.
The team will enter its December 11 road bout with the Miami Heat. All the aforementioned players will naturally miss the game. In addition, Patrick Williams will miss the game due to left wrist surgery. Also, Alex Caruso might be benched as he missed Chicago’s last two games with a hamstring injury.
Johnson has always been very limited with his offensive skill set. Throughout his career, Johnson is just a 37.5% shooter and a 29.8% three-point shooter. However, as a stopgap, he is somebody who guard for 10 days or so.
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