NBA COVID-19 tracker: Updated team-by-team list of players in health and safety protocols

Two months after the NBA’s 2021-22 season, the league is feeling the effects of the latest surge in COVID-19.

In the first six weeks of the season, 16 players were placed on the league’s COVID health and safety protocols, which exclude any player who tests positive for COVID-19 for a minimum of 10 days. In the two weeks since then, that number has more than doubled, with more than 35 players and head coaches losing time.

Among the currently sidelined players are former MVPs Giannis Antetokounmpo and James Harden, as well as former LaMarcus All-Stars Aldridge, DeMar DeRozan, Dwight Howard, Zach LaVine and Paul Millsap.

The Bulls have felt the impact more than any other team this season, as two of their games were postponed due to having 10 players on health and safety protocols.

Under NBA rules, a game is only postponed when a team has fewer than eight available players, but that problem had been largely avoided due to the NBA’s hardship exemption, which grants teams temporary spots in the league. ready in the event of an outbreak or multiple serious injuries. Both the Bulls and Nets, who currently have seven players in league protocols, have used the hardship waiver until this point in the season.

Sporting News has the list of NBA players currently in league protocols:

NBA Players on COVID Health and Safety Protocols

Brooklyn Nets (seven players)

  • LaMarcus Aldridge
  • DeAndre Bembry
  • Bruce brown
  • Jevon carter
  • James harden
  • James johnson
  • Paul millsap

Chicago Bulls (10 players)

  • Troy Brown Jr.
  • DeMar DeRozan
  • Ayo Dosunmu
  • Javonte Green
  • Alize johnson
  • Stanley johnson
  • Derrick Jones Jr.
  • Zach LaVine
  • Matt thomas
  • Coby white

Denver Nuggets (single player)

Indiana Pacers (head coach)

Los Angeles Lakers (three players)

  • Talen Horton-Tucker
  • Dwight howard
  • Malik Monk

Memphis Grizzlies (Single Player)

Miami Heat (single player)

Milwaukee Bucks (three players)

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo
  • Donte DiVincenzo
  • Wesley matthews

New York Knicks (three players)

  • Rj barrett
  • Quentin grimes
  • Obi Toppin

Philadelphia 76ers (single player)

Sacramento Kings (head coach)

Toronto Raptors (single player)

Washington Wizards (Single Player)