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NBA tightens coronavirus protocols, ‘bubble’ rules in effect for 2 weeks

The Celtics' game against the Magic slated for Wednesday has been postponed.The Celtics' game against the Magic slated for Wednesday has been postponed.

Boston Celtics' third straight game off due to COVID-19

For at least the next two weeks, all NBA players, coaches and staff members have to quarantine at their home or hotel in between practices and games.For at least the next two weeks, all NBA players, coaches and staff members have to quarantine at their home or hotel in between practices and games.

NBA players, coaches, staff to quarantine amid COVID-19 increases

Our staff reports on the relevant NBA injury news for Tuesday's six-game slate using The Action Network's NBA Insiders Tool.Our staff reports on the relevant NBA injury news for Tuesday's six-game slate using The Action Network's NBA Insiders Tool.

NBA Injury News & Starting Lineups (Jan. 12): 76ers vs. Heat Matchup Uncertain Due to COVID-19 Protocols

The NBA season may pause, but then what?The NBA season looks completely normal between the lines, but it just takes a brief glance into the background of a game to be reminded what is going on this se

For at least the next two weeks, players are prohibited from leaving their hotel or interacting with non-team guests at the hotel.For at least the next two weeks, players are prohibited from leaving their hotel or interacting with non-team guests at the hotel.

NBA announces additional COVID-19 protocols as absences mount - Sports Illustrated

With multiple players testing positive for COVID-19, the NBA has postponed two more games – Dallas Mavericks vs New Orleans Pelicans & Bulls vs Boston Celtics.With multiple players testing positive for COVID-19, the NBA has postponed two more games – Dallas Mavericks vs New Orleans Pelicans & Bulls vs Boston Celtics.

NBA postpones games in Dallas and Chicago due to increasing COVID-19 cases?

New measures include players wearing facemasks on the bench at all times.

NBA, NBPA agree to additional measures to supplement Health and Safety protocols | NBA.com

Two more games have been postponed as the NBA attempts to navigate the 2020-21 season amid the COVID-19 pandemic...Two more games have been postponed as the NBA attempts to navigate the 2020-21 season amid the COVID-19 pandemic...

Mavericks vs. Pelicans, Celtics vs. Bulls Postponed Due to COVID-19 Protocols | Bleacher Report | Latest News, Videos and Highlights

At least 124 players have already contracted coronavirus. Just as vaccinated people can still get COVID-19, people can get COVID-19 twice.At least 124 players have already contracted coronavirus. Just as vaccinated people can still get COVID-19, people can get COVID-19 twice.

Report: NBA players tested positive twice for coronavirus

NBA tightens Covid-19 safety measures as postponements riseNBA tightens Covid-19 safety measures as postponements rise

NBA tightens Covid-19 safety measures as postponements rise - RFI

The NBA delayed the Dallas Mavericks-New Orleans game scheduled for Monday and the Chicago Bulls-Boston Celtics game set for Tuesday due to COVID-19 protocols.The NBA delayed the Dallas Mavericks-New Orleans game scheduled for Monday and the Chicago Bulls-Boston Celtics game set for Tuesday due to COVID-19 protocols.

NBA faces reality as games postponed over COVID-19 protocols - Los Angeles Times

NBA, union stiffen virus protocols; more games postponed | 2021/01/13NBA, union stiffen virus protocols; more games postponed

NBA, union stiffen virus protocols; more games postponed | Taiwan News | 2021/01/13

COVID-19 positives, multiday quarantines, and contact-tracing-related absences are starting to add up. After separating itself from the outside world for its restart, the NBA is now feeling the realities brought on by the pandemic.COVID-19 positives, multiday quarantines, and contact-tracing-related absences are starting to add up. After separating itself from the outside world for its restart, the NBA is now feeling the realities brought on by the pandemic.

Life Outside the Bubble Is Taking a Toll on the NBA - The Ringer

The NBA , like so many other sports leagues that are attempting to play a season without a bubble-like environment during the COVID-19 pandemic, is dealing with concerns about the coronavirus as the 2020-21 campaign continues...The NBA , like so many other sports leagues that are attempting to play a season without a bubble-like environment during the COVID-19 pandemic, is dealing with concerns about the coronavirus as the 2020-21 campaign continues...

Report: Adam Silver 'Optimistic' NBA's COVID Positive Rate Will Improve in Feb. | Bleacher Report | Latest News, Videos and Highlights

The Wizards say they scrapped Tuesday's practice due to an abundance of caution.The Wizards say they scrapped Tuesday's practice due to "an abundance of caution."

Wizards Cancel Practice As Two Players Enter Health And Safety Protocols | Hoops Rumors

The NBA has announced stricter COVID-19 protocols in the wake of surging positive cases across the United States as well as situations that resulted in multip...The NBA has announced stricter COVID-19 protocols in the wake of surging positive cases across the United States as well as situations that resulted in multip...

COVID-19 severely impacts NBA and Man City | Campbelltown-Macarthur Advertiser | Campbelltown, NSW

The NBA is dealing with coronavirus outbreaks on several teams around the leagueThe NBA is dealing with coronavirus outbreaks on several teams around the league

Several NBA players have tested positive for COVID-19 a second time, per report - CBSSports.com

The Wizards are staring the coronavirus’ wrath in the eye, if a bad start wasn’t enough in the 2020-21 NBA season.The Wizards are staring the coronavirus’ wrath in the eye, if a bad start wasn’t enough in the 2020-21 NBA season.

NBA: Two Wizards players in COVID-19 protocols - Bullets Forever

For at least the next two weeks, the league will get tougher on protocols after five cancellations.

NBA adds new COVID-19 restrictions in hopes of quashing spread – Press Enterprise

The Orlando Magic are getting a much-needed break to reorganize and practice after Wednesday's game with the Boston Celtics was postponed.The Orlando Magic are getting a much-needed break to reorganize and practice after Wednesday's game with the Boston Celtics was postponed. The NBA has post...

Orlando Magic get needed break with Wednesday's game postponed

The latest from insider Shams Charania on league thinking surrounding its ongoing COVID surge and what could be tightened up league-wide.The latest from insider Shams Charania on league thinking surrounding its ongoing COVID surge and what could be tightened up league-wide.

NBA Covid surge: Optimism 'after we get through darkest days' – The Athletic

Men's and women's basketball isn't so different according to Jaylen Brown. What does he think is the main difference between the two?Men's and women's basketball isn't so different according to Jaylen Brown. What does he think is the main difference between the two?

Jaylen Brown Says Only 1 Thing Separates Men's and Women's Basketball

Multiple NBA players who previously tested positive for COVID-19 have tested positive a second time during the 2020-21 season. Brian Windhorst and Zach Lowe of ESPN reported Tuesday the reinfections have added to the concern within the league...Multiple NBA players who previously tested positive for COVID-19 have tested positive a second time during the 2020-21 season. Brian Windhorst and Zach Lowe of ESPN reported Tuesday the reinfections have added to the concern within the league...

Report: Multiple NBA Players Tested Positive for COVID-19 a Second Time | Bleacher Report | Latest News, Videos and Highlights

COLUMN: COVID-19 turns NBA into survival of the fittestA lot of NBA players have shown to be irresponsible while adhering to safety measures, writes Homer Sayson

COLUMN: COVID-19 turns NBA into survival of the fittest

"The numbers are spiking, that is the reality. We are committed to proceeding with our industry and were doing it with all the best science and adherence to the protocols, but ultimately we are not in control," Miami head coach Erik Spoelstra"The numbers are spiking, that is the reality. We are committed to proceeding with our industry and were doing it with all the best science and adherence to the protocols, but ultimately we are not in control," Miami head coach Erik Spoelstra

Miami's trip to Boston on Sunday postponed as NBA's Covid-19-related cases spiral | NBA News | Sky Sports

Players' lives on and off the court have become even more restricted.Players' lives on and off the court have become even more restricted.

NBA enforces even stricter Covid-19 regulations after string of games called off due to virus | 1 NEWS | TVNZ

After the NBA has now had four games postponed because of COVID-19 related matters, Phoenix Suns head coach Monty Williams still said he feels safe playing.After the NBA has now had four games postponed because of COVID-19 related matters, Phoenix Suns head coach Monty Williams still said he feels safe playing.

Suns' Monty Williams feels safe playing as NBA's COVID-19 cases grow

After the NBA has now had four games postponed because of COVID-19 related matters, Phoenix Suns head coach Monty Williams still said he feels safe playing.

Suns’ Monty Williams feels safe playing as NBA’s COVID-19 cases grow | Arizona Sports

Following a spike in COVID-19 cases, the NBA and NBA Players Association announced new health and safety protocols, which will be in effect for at least the next two weeks.Following a spike in COVID-19 cases, the NBA and NBA Players Association announced new health and safety protocols, which will be in effect for at least the next two weeks.

NBA issues new COVID-19 protocols following uptick in cases | Kentucky Sports Radio

The Boston Celtics have the assets to land an NBA star to take the next step. Could Minnesota Timberwolves' Karl-Anthony Towns get it done?The Boston Celtics have the assets to land an NBA star to take the next step. Could Minnesota Timberwolves' Karl-Anthony Towns get it done?

NBA Rumors: This Celtics-T'Wolves blockbuster trade features KAT

As one of the chosen few lucky enough to have NBA League Pass and NFL Sunday Ticket, I’ve made it my mission in life to ignore sunlight and other basic human needs in order to consume as many games as humanly possible. But on Saturday night, I refused to partake in the shitshow that was the 76ers vs. Nuggets after learning that Philly would be dressing only seven players. Why, you ask? Because the rest of their roster was unavailable due to an untimely amalgamation of injuries (Ben Simmons was out with a bad left knee, Joel Embiid with back soreness) and COVID-19 (pretty much everyone else). As one of the chosen few lucky enough to have NBA League Pass and NFL Sunday Ticket, I’ve made it my mission in life to ignore sunlight and other basic human needs in order to consume as many games as humanly possible. But on Saturday night, I refused to partake in the shitshow that was the 76ers vs. Nuggets after learning that Philly would be dressing only seven players. Why, you ask? Because the rest of their roster was unavailable due to an untimely amalgamation of injuries (Ben Simmons was out with a bad left knee, Joel Embiid with back soreness) and COVID-19 (pretty much everyone else).

The NBA Must Return to the Bubble If It Has Any Hopes of Finishing Its Season

The Athletic’s Shams Charania revealed how the NBA is approaching the recent surge in COVID-19 cases.The Athletic’s Shams Charania revealed how the NBA is approaching the recent surge in COVID-19 cases.

NBA Has No Plans to Pause for COVID-19, Optimistic About February - Blazer's Edge

The NBA appears to be entering dangerous territory with respect to the health and safety of players amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.The NBA appears to be entering dangerous territory with respect to the health and safety of players amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

NBA players testing positive for COVID-19 a second time. Now what?

NBA players testing positive for COVID-19 a second time. Now what?

As the number of games and teams affected by COVID-19 continues to increase, the NBA and its players association agreed to more measures in their health and safety protocols. See the list.Here are the main points.

NBA adds heavier COVID-19 safety protocols as more games affected - Deseret News

Nick Whalen delivers all the news, notes, and updates you need to know for Week 4 of the fantasy basketball season.Nick Whalen delivers all the news, notes, and updates you need to know for Week 4 of the fantasy basketball season.

Fantasy Basketball Week 4: COVID-19 postponements ramp up

New safety protocols severely limit travel, meetings, up mask use, testingNew safety protocols severely limit travel, meetings, up mask use, testing

NBA imposes quasi-lockdown in attempt to save its season - Detroit Bad Boys

Yet another sport may see yet another inconvenient but prudent safety measure get in the way of gameplay, as we're hearing a report that the NBA is considering a one- to two-week pause in the season due to COVID-19 infections.

NBA Considers Pausing Season as COVID Cases Rise Among Players

Adam Silver is hopeful that the NBA will have a better handle on the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic next month, but concedes that things are going to get worse before they get better.

Report: NBA commissioner Adam Silver says 'darkest days' still ahead for NBA in COVID-19 battle - TSN.ca

The NBA knew that COVID-19 could make life difficult this season. Now the Mavericks and everybody else are finding out that doing the right thing is tough sometimes.

NBA knew coronavirus could cause this sort of mayhem - The Official Home of the Dallas Mavericks

Would you feel comfortable playing in the NBA right now amid its growing COVID-19 problems? Kendrick Perkins explains why he would.Would you feel comfortable playing in the NBA right now amid its growing COVID-19 problems? Kendrick Perkins explains why he would.

Why Kendrick Perkins Would Be Comfortable Playing Amid NBA's COVID-19 Spike - NESN.com

Trending News & Rumors for Football, Basketball, Baseball, Hockey, Soccer & MoreA number of NBA players recently tested positive for COVID-19 for a second time as the league grapples with a rise in cases, sources told ESPN's Brian Windhorst and Zach Lowe.According to the CDC, reinfection occurs when a previously infected person fully recovers before becoming infected again. The CDC confirms more investigation into immunity from COVID-19 is required, though reinfection is expected - albeit in rare circumstances - based on the habits of similar viruses.The league confirmed more than 100 cases of COVID-19 since last summer, though the number is expected to be much higher when tracking back to March 2020 when testing was less readily available, Windhorst and Lowe add.It's also uncertain how many players became infected during the league's shutdown or how many positive results for asymptomatic individuals were unknowingly false positives.Brooklyn Nets star Kevin Durant and Miami Heat big man Bam Adebayo - both of whom previously tested positive - were recently placed into week-long quarantines for potential exposure to an infected person, highlighting the risks of reinfection.Many players have reportedly been tested for the antibodies that enable immunity, though no league-wide testing procedure currently exists.A recent spike in cases among players and staff, and game cancellations stemming from players being placed into the league's health and safety protocols have cast doubt on the 2020-21 season. On Tuesday, the NBA postponed two more games, raising the total to six on the season.The league, its board of governors, and general managers have reportedly held discussions in the last few days to consider protocol changes that would help restrict the spread of COVID-19. The lengths of practices and shootarounds and limits on pregame and postgame socialization between players were reportedly among the topics discussed.Stricter rules governing mask-wearing have also been proposed, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

NBA and NBPA have agreed on "additional measures to supplement the current health and safety protocols" this season" amid spike in COVID-19 pandemic.NBA and NBPA have agreed on "additional measures to supplement the current health and safety protocols" this season" amid spike in COVID-19 pandemic.

NBA, NBPA agree to tighten health and safety protocols amid pandemic