The NBA has officially postponed the following games scheduled for Sunday:
- Cavaliers at Hawks
- Pelicans at 76ers
- Nuggets at Nets
In addition, the league postponed Monday’s Magic at Raptors game, as well as Tuesday’s Wizards at Nets game. So it’s actually Brooklyn’s next two games that have been postponed.
The Cavs had five players, including center Jarrett Allen, enter health and safety protocols on Sunday, giving them seven overall. Sixers center Andre Drummond and guard Shake Milton were among the many other players and staffers who entered protocols Sunday.
Clearly, the NBA is experiencing a serious uptick in positive test results. Everyone who enters the protocol must remain in it for 10 days or return two negative tests in a 24-hour span before exiting.
As others have noted, many candidates to be called up on 10-day contracts are currently in Las Vegas for the G League Showcase, making it difficult for teams to sign replacement players today. https://t.co/s82Uzyu8k2
— JD Shaw (@JShawNBA) December 19, 2021
The NBA reportedly has a vaccination rate of 97 percent, but like the NFL and NHL, is experiencing a major outbreak. The Associated Press reported Thursday evening that about 8 percent of NBA players were in protocol. That number has likely doubled since the AP’s report just several days ago.