Standout guard Zach LaVine has joined a long list of Bulls in the health and safety protocol, as has guard Troy Brown Jr., per multiple reports, including ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski and NBC Sports Chicago’s KC Johnson.
Overall, the Bulls have nine players in the protocol despite the team’s 100 percent COVID-19 vaccination rate.
Both Johnson and McKinnie were added via the NBA’s hardship exception, and per ESPN’s Bobby Marks, the Bulls could still add more.
“Chicago has a lighter schedule this week that could help alleviate the roster crunch. After Tuesday’s game, the Bulls will travel to Toronto on Thursday and will get two days off before hosting the Lakers next Sunday,” wrote Arthur Hill of Hoops Rumors.