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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 effects of the latest COVID-19 surge.

In the first six weeks of the season, 16 players were placed into the league’s COVID health and safety protocols, which sideline any player that tests positive for COVID-19 for a minimum of five days. The month of December has marked a major uptick.

MORE: Explaining the NBA’s COVID-19 health and safety protocols

As a result, more than 10 games have been postponed.

Per NBA rules, a game is only postponed when a team has fewer than eight available players, but that issue had largely been avoided due to the NBA’s hardship exemption, which grants teams temporary roster spots in the event of an outbreak or several serious injuries.

MORE: NBA’s hardship exemption, explained

Sporting News has the list of NBA players currently in the league’s protocols:

NBA players in COVID health and safety protocols

Boston Celtics (one player) 

Charlotte Hornets (two players)

Chicago Bulls (one player)

Dallas Mavericks (one player, head coach)

  • Jason Kidd
  • Kristaps Porzingis

Denver Nuggets (one player)

Detroit Pistons (one player)

Houston Rockets (one player)

Indiana Pacers (four players)

  • Justin Anderson
  • Goga Bitadze
  • Caris LeVert
  • TJ Warren

LA Clippers (three players)

  • Luke Kennard
  • Justise Winslow

Memphis Grizzlies (one player, head coach)

  • Steven Adams
  • Taylor Jenkins

Miami Heat (one player)

Milwaukee Bucks (two players, head coach)

  • Grayson Allen
  • Mike Budenholzer
  • George Hill

Minnesota Timberwolves (one player)

Oklahoma City Thunder (one player, head coach)

  • Mark Daigneault
  • Isaiah Roby
  • Kenrich Williams

Philadelphia 76ers (two players)

Phoenix Suns (one player)

Portland Trail Blazers (one player)

Sacramento Kings (two players)

  • Damian Jones
  • Robert Woodard II

San Antonio Spurs (two players)

Utah Jazz (two players)

  • Jared Butler
  • Rudy Gay
  • Rudy Gobert
  • Elijah Hughes

Washington Wizards (one player)




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