We were just notified by the NBA that we won’t see the Bulls back in action for a few more days at least:
The NBA announces that it has postponed New Orleans at Dallas tonight and Boston at Chicago on Tuesday night pic.twitter.com/T0W1oIBZwA— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) January 11, 2021
We’ll have to see what comes of today’s meetings when it comes to how they are deciding to rule players in or out.
The Bulls have had to deal with a lot of this already, with Garrett Temple contracting the virus preseason followed by a diagnosis for Chandler Hutchison and Tomas Satoransky a couple weeks ago in Washington. Several other players have also been held out due to contact tracing, or at least we think so: we are forced to speculate here if they don’t inform us.
Clearly the Celtics have had it worse, I will just steal from our pals at Celticsblog:
On Sunday, it was reported that Jayson Tatum tested positive for COVID-19 and due to contact tracing, Jaylen Brown, Javonte Green, and Semi Ojeleye were also put into the 10-14 quarantine. Earlier over the weekend, Robert Williams also tested positive for the coronavirus with Grant Williams and Tristan Thompson put in quarantine because the trio were in a car together. Carsen Edwards was also present, but was excluded because he was wearing a mask. That’s at least seven players currently in the protocol with two out due to injury. Kemba Walker is reportedly close to a return and Romeo Langford is eyeing February as he rehabs from wrist surgery.
All this made them unable to field the minimum amount of players required.
No immediate information on when the game will be rescheduled. As a Bulls fan crushed by the nihilism of the new front office I almost figure they should just forfeit games, who cares about regular season win totals?
The Bulls next scheduled game isn’t until Friday, back on the road in Oklahoma City.