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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

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

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

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

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

With the CDC having said it expects people to test positive for coronavirus on multiple occasions, some NBA players have again tested positive for COVID-19, sources told ESPN.With the CDC having said it expects people to test positive for coronavirus on multiple occasions, some NBA players have again tested positive for COVID-19, sources told ESPN.

Multiple NBA players test positive for COVID-19 for a second time, sources say

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 National Basketball Association (NBA) and the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) today announced an agreement on additional measures to supplement the current Health and Safety Protocols governing the 2020-21 season.The National Basketball Association (NBA) and the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) today announced an agreement on additional measures to supplement the current Health and Safety Protocols governing the 2020-21 season.

NBA and NBPA agree to additional measures to supplement health and safety protocols | NBA.com Australia | The official site of the NBA

The league and the players' union agreed to an extensive list of protocol adjustments related to COVID-19.The league and the players' union agreed to an extensive list of protocol adjustments related to COVID-19.

NBA, NBPA Tighten COVID-19 Protocols For Players, Staffers | Hoops Rumors

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

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

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

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 | The Armidale Express | Armidale, NSW

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 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 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.

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

"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

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 Miami Heat are reportedly planning on being without at least five players for the next few days due to possible exposure to the COVID-19 virus.The Miami Heat are reportedly planning on being without at least five players for the next few days due to possible exposure to the COVID-19 virus.

Report: Miami Heat preparing to be without 'at least' 5 players for next several days - Heat Nation

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

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

Adrian Wojnarowski reported the news via Twitter.Adrian Wojnarowski reported the news via Twitter.

NBA To Tighten Contact Rules In Face Of Wave Of Coronavirus Cases - Blazer's Edge

Before the season started, NBA commissioner Adam Silver called it “somewhat inevitable” that the league would face challenges playing amid the pandemic. Less than three weeks later, their preparati…

Concern grows as NBA cancels more games due to COVID-19 – Orange County Register

Multiple NBA Players Have Positive COVID-19 Test For Second Time - RealGM Wiretap

Multiple NBA Players Have Positive COVID-19 Test For Second Time - RealGM Wiretap

The Bucks canceled their Tuesday practice a short time after the NBA and players association sent out advanced coronavirus protocols.The Bucks canceled their Tuesday practice a short time after the NBA and players association sent out advanced coronavirus protocols.

As Bucks head to Detroit, NBA issues new COVID-19 protocols

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.

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

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

In the Boston Celtics game against the Washington Wizards on Friday, Tacko Fall impressed many with his increased playing time. Can he crack the rotation?In the Boston Celtics game against the Washington Wizards last week, Tacko Fall impressed many with his increased playing time. With his play, is it a sign...

Boston Celtics: Can Tacko Fall consistently crack the rotation?

Monday night’s New Orleans Pelicans at Dallas Mavericks contest and Tuesday’s Boston Celtics at Chicago Bulls game were postponed in accordance to the NBA’s COVID-19 health and safety protocols.Monday night’s New Orleans Pelicans at Dallas Mavericks contest and Tuesday’s Boston Celtics at Chicago Bulls game were postponed in accordance to the NBA’s COVID-19 health and safety protocols.

Philadelphia 76ers' Isaiah Joe happy with NBA health protocols. He’s also playing a lot more.

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

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

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

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

SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — The NBA is considering a pause as cases continue growing in the league. A source told KRON4’s Jason Dumas that the pause would be 7-14 days, if enacted. However, the NBA is hoping they won’t have to do it. The NBA brass & GMs are expected to meet virtually either Monday […]SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — The NBA is considering a pause as cases continue growing in the league. A source told KRON4’s Jason Dumas that the pause would be 7-14 days, if enacted. However, …

NBA considers pause as COVID cases grow | KRON4

The Dallas Mavericks have been ravaged by potential coronavirus cases.The Dallas Mavericks have been ravaged by potential coronavirus cases.

Basketball: NBA postpones two more games citing COVID-19 health and safety protocols | Newshub

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

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

The NBA is tightening up its protocols as the league tries to get through a season without a bubble amid COVID-19 outbreaks.The NBA is tightening up its protocols as the league tries to get through a season without a bubble amid COVID-19 outbreaks.

NBA Rumors: Players, Team Staff 'Essentially Entering In-Market Bubbles' - NESN.com

The NBA and players' union will follow stricter health protocols over the next two weeks to try to reduce game postponements due to COVID-19.The NBA and players' union will follow stricter health protocols over the next two weeks to try to reduce game postponements due to COVID-19.

NBA and players union agree to stricter COVID-19 protocols - Los Angeles Times

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?

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