The NBA has postponed the next two Chicago Bulls games due to a COVID-19 outbreak that has sidelined ten of the team’s players. This will allow the team to begin regaining health and preventing further spread.
The NBA has rescheduled the Bulls-Pistons game on Tuesday in Chicago and the Bulls-Raptors game on Thursday in Toronto for future dates, marking the first game cancellations of the season.
According to sources, the Bulls were keen for the league to offer them relief with the postponements and for the Chicago Department of Public Health to support them, which influenced the league’s decision.
The Bulls were down to a league minimum of eight players when forward Alize Johnson tested positive and entered procedures on Monday, according to sources, and some of those weren’t even among the top regular rotation players.
Zach LaVine, DeMar DeRozan, Troy Brown Jr., Coby White, Javonte Green, Matt Thomas, Derrick Jones Jr., Ayo Dosunmu, and Stanley Johnson are among the Bulls included in the league’s health and safety guidelines.
Players must quarantine for 10 days or until they return two negative PCR tests within a 24-hour window once they enter the league’s protocols.
Since the outbreak began at the beginning of the month, the Bulls have added at least one new player to the health and safety regulations three days in a row. On Monday, the team did not have a scheduled practise.