The National Basketball Association has postponed two upcoming Chicago Bulls games due to the massive number of players the team currently has in COVID-19 protocol. Currently, ten players on the team are ineligible to play because of the virus. The delays come as the league tries to prevent further spread within the team and league.
Adrian Wojnarowski reported the news via Twitter. He noted that these are the league’s first two postponements of the season. The Chicago Department of Public Health had voiced concerns to the league about the team continuing to play.
“The NBA has postponed the Bulls-Pistons game on Tuesday and Bulls-Raptors on Thursday, source tells ESPN.
The Chicago Department of Public Health had concerns about the Bulls continuing to play this week, and that played a part in the NBA decision…
The Bulls have 10 players in Covid protocols and league gives them a chance to start getting healthy players back and avoid further possible spread.”
Alize Johnson was announced as the 10th Bulls player to be placed into the COVID protocol. The team is down to the minimum of eight players needed to participate in an NBA game. The postponements are designed to prevent that from happening by taking proactive measures to stop the spread.
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