NBA: Derrick Rose has additionally been listed by New York Knicks attributable to COVID-19 protocols.© AFP
Seven NBA gamers have examined optimistic for Covid-19 among the many 456 gamers examined by the league previously week, the NBA introduced Wednesday. The league doesn’t establish gamers outcomes, however any participant who checks optimistic is remoted or quarantined till they’re cleared underneath NBA well being and security pointers. Protocols additionally require these recognized as having been in shut contact to an contaminated particular person to quarantine. The latest outbreak situation got here when the NBA postponed Toronto’s scheduled dwelling sport at Tampa, Florida, on Sunday in opposition to the Chicago Bulls as a result of the Raptors wouldn’t have the minimal eight gamers out there for the competition.
One other Raptors contest in Tampa, deliberate for Tuesday in opposition to Detroit, was delayed to Wednesday pending check outcomes.
The Raptors listed 5 gamers out on Wednesday night attributable to Covid-19 well being and security protocols — Psacal Siakam, Fred VanVleet, O.G. Anunoby, Malachi Flynn and Patrick McCaw.
Others listed as out on the Covid-19 checklist embrace Spanish heart Marc Gasol of the Los Angeles Lakers, New York’s Derrick Rose and Sacramento’s Jabari Parker and Hassan Whiteside.
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