CHICAGO – With a host of players currently in the NBA’s health and safety protocol for COVID-19, the NBA is giving the Bulls a chance to get healthy over the next few days.
The NBA confirmed on Monday that the Bulls’ Tuesday game against the Pistons at the United Center along with their road game on Thursday against the Raptors have been postponed due to multiple COVID-19 cases on the team.
Currently, there are ten players who are in the league’s health and safety protocol along with staff members, including Alize Johnson, who was added on Monday morning.
Despite ongoing COVID-19 issues, the Bulls have continued to play on, losing their last two games with a roster decimated by positive virus tests. At the moment, DeMar DeRozan, Zach LaVine, Coby White, Ayo Dosunmu, Troy Brown Jr., Derrick Jones Jr., Javonte Green, Matt Thomas, and Stanley Johnson along with Alize Johnson are in the protocol.
Nikola Vucevic was forced to miss a week-and-a-half due to his own positive COVID-19 test in November before the bigger outbreak began.