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


Two months into the 2021-22 NBA season, the league is feeling the effects of the latest COVID-19 surge.

In the first six weeks of the season, 16 players were placed into the league’s COVID health and safety protocols, which sideline any player that tests positive for COVID-19 for a minimum of five days. The month of December has marked a major uptick.

MORE: Explaining the NBA’s COVID-19 health and safety protocols

As a result, more than 10 games have been postponed.

Per NBA rules, a game is only postponed when a team has fewer than eight available players, but that issue had largely been avoided due to the NBA’s hardship exemption, which grants teams temporary roster spots in the event of an outbreak or several serious injuries.

MORE: NBA’s hardship exemption, explained

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

NBA players in COVID health and safety protocols

Atlanta Hawks (five players, head coach)

  • Bogdan Bogdanovic
  • John Collins
  • Gorgui Dieng
  • Malik Ellison
  • Jalen Johnson
  • Nate McMillan

Boston Celtics (two players) 

  • Enes Kanter Freedom
  • Payton Pritchard

Charlotte Hornets (two players)

  • Vernon Carey Jr.
  • Scottie Lewis
  • PJ Washington

Chicago Bulls (two players, head coach)

  • Tony Bradley
  • Billy Donovan
  • Marko Simonovic

Cleveland Cavaliers (two players)

Dallas Mavericks (five players)

  • Trey Burke
  • JaQuori McLaughlin
  • Boban Marjanovic
  • Kristaps Porzingis
  • Isaiah Thomas

Denver Nuggets (four players, head coach)

  • Jeff Green
  • Bones Hyland
  • Monte Morris
  • Michael Malone
  • Zeke Nnaji

Detroit Pistons (two players)

  • Cory Joseph
  • Isaiah Stewart

Houston Rockets (two players)

  • Armoni Brooks
  • DeJon Jarreau

Indiana Pacers (eight players)

  • Malcolm Brogdon
  • Chris Duarte
  • Isaiah Jackson
  • Jeremy Lamb
  • Kelan Martin
  • Caris LeVert
  • TJ Warren
  • Goga Bitadze

LA Clippers (three players, head coach)

  • Brandon Boston Jr.
  • Luke Kennard
  • Tyronn Lue
  • Ivica Zubac

Memphis Grizzlies (six players)

  • Kyle Anderson
  • Dillon Brooks
  • Shaq Buchanan
  • John Konchar
  • De’Anthony Melton
  • Xavier Tillman

Miami Heat (five players)

  • Marcus Garrett
  • Udonis Haslem
  • Duncan Robinson
  • P.J. Tucker
  • Gabe Vincent

Milwaukee Bucks (two players, head coach)

  • Thanasis Antetokounmpo
  • Mike Budenholzer
  • Semi Ojeleye

Minnesota Timberwolves (two players)

  • D’Angelo Russell
  • Karl-Anthony Towns

New Orleans Pelicans (one player)

New York Knicks (four players)

  • Nerlens Noel
  • Mitchell Robinson
  • Wayne Selden
  • Jericho Sims

Oklahoma City Thunder (four players, head coach)

  • Darius Bazley
  • Mark Daigneault
  • Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
  • Jeremiah Robinson-Earl
  • Aaron Wiggins

Orlando Magic (three players)

  • Markelle Fultz
  • Robin Lopez
  • Chuma Okeke

Philadelphia 76ers (two players, head coach)

  • Myles Powell
  • Jaden Springer
  • Doc Rivers

Phoenix Suns (four players)

  • Deandre Ayton
  • Jae Crowder
  • JaVale McGee
  • Abdel Nader

Portland Trail Blazers (four players, head coach)

  • Chauncey Billups
  • Cameron McGriff
  • Jusuf Nurkic
  • Brandon Williams
  • Cody Zeller

Sacramento Kings (one player)

San Antonio Spurs (three players)

  • Devontae Cacok
  • Doug McDermott
  • Lonnie Walker

Toronto Raptors (two players)

  • Svi Mykhailiuk
  • Yuta Watanabe

Washington Wizards (eight players)

  • Thomas Bryant
  • Spencer Dinwiddie
  • Anthony Gill
  • Rui Hachimura
  • Montrezl Harrell
  • Aaron Holiday
  • Raul Neto
  • Brad Wanamaker




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