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NBA COVID tracker: Jayson Tatum, Draymond Green join list; Thunder’s Mark Daigneault latest coach in protocols

NBA COVID tracker: Jayson Tatum, Draymond Green join list; Thunder's Mark Daigneault latest coach in protocols

Here’s a running list of players in health and safety protocols along with every game postponed this season

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With the omicron variant running rampant, NBA rosters are in flux. Among the many players to enter the league’s COVID-19 health and safety protocols recently are Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum, Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green and Miami Heat guard Kyle Lowry. In related news, since Dec. 26, tighter protocols — stricter mask requirements, increased testing — have been in effect. These rules will be in place until Jan. 8. 

Another change: Some players can now clear health and safety protocols and return to play as soon as six days after testing positive, provided that they are asymptomatic and not contagious.  

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Between the tweaked return-to-play policy and the new rule mandating teams to use hardship exceptions when multiple players are in protocols, the NBA is aiming to avoid postponing games. So far, there have been nine postponements this season:

  • Brooklyn Nets at Portland Trail Blazers (originally scheduled for Dec. 23)
  • Toronto Raptors at Chicago Bulls (Dec. 22)
  • Washington Wizards at Brooklyn Nets (Dec. 21)

  • Orlando Magic at Toronto Raptors (Dec. 20)
  • New Orleans Pelicans at Philadelphia 76ers (Dec. 19)
  • Denver Nuggets at Brooklyn Nets (Dec. 19)
  • Cleveland Cavaliers at Atlanta Hawks (Dec. 19)
  • Chicago Bulls at Toronto Raptors (Dec. 16)
  • Detroit Pistons at Chicago Bulls (Dec. 14)

Five coaches are in health and safety protocols: Mark Daigneault (Oklahoma City Thunder), Monty Williams (Phoenix Suns), Chauncey Billups (Portland Trail Blazers), Frank Vogel (Los Angeles Lakers) and Billy Donovan (Chicago Bulls).

Below is a regularly updated, team-by-team list of players in health and safety protocols, along with the date (or, in some cases, the approximate date) they entered:

Players in health and safety protocols

Atlanta Hawks

  • Bogdan Bogdanovic (Dec. 28)
  • Gorgui Dieng (Dec. 28)

  • Malik Ellison (Dec. 28)

  • Delon Wright (Dec. 27)
  • Jalen Johnson (Dec. 26)

  • John Collins (Dec. 26)
  • Onyeka Okongwu (Dec. 25)

  • Sharife Cooper (Dec. 23)

  • Kevin Huerter (Dec. 22)
  • Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot (Dec. 22)
  • Lou Williams (Dec. 22)
  • Danilo Gallinari (Dec. 21)

Boston Celtics

  • Jayson Tatum (Dec. 27)
  • Bruno Fernando (Dec. 24)
  • CJ Miles (Dec. 24)
  • Aaron Nesmith (Dec. 24)
  • Enes Kanter Freedom (Dec. 23)

Brooklyn Nets

  • Kessler Edwards (Dec. 23)
  • Cam Thomas (Dec. 23)
  • David Duke Jr. (Dec. 23)
  • Day’Ron Sharpe (Dec. 18)

Charlotte Hornets

  • Scottie Lewis (Dec. 27)
  • Miles Bridges (Dec. 26)
  • PJ Washington (Dec. 26)

Chicago Bulls

  • Lonzo Ball (Dec. 26)
  • Tony Bradley (Dec. 26)
  • Alfonzo McKinnie (Dec. 26)

Cleveland Cavaliers

  • Darius Garland (Dec. 28)
  • Cedi Osman (Dec. 25)
  • Ed Davis (Dec. 21)
  • Jarrett Allen (Dec. 19)
  • Lamar Stevens (Dec. 19) 

  • Dylan Windler (Dec. 19) 

Dallas Mavericks

  • JaQuori McLaughlin (Dec. 23)

  • Luka Doncic (Dec. 22)
  • Trey Burke (Dec. 22)
  • Tim Hardaway Jr. (Dec. 21)
  • Maxi Kleber (Dec. 20)
  • Reggie Bullock (Dec. 18)

Detroit Pistons

  • Killian Hayes (Dec. 23)
  • Saben Lee (Dec. 23)
  • Rodney McGruder (Dec. 23)
  • Isaiah Stewart (Dec. 23)
  • Cade Cunningham (Dec. 22)

Golden State Warriors

  • Draymond Green (Dec. 26)
  • Moses Moody (Dec. 24)
  • Damion Lee (Dec. 22)

Houston Rockets

  • KJ Martin (Dec. 27)
  • Jae’Sean Tate (Dec. 27)
  • D.J. Augustin (Dec. 26)
  • Garrison Matthews (Dec. 26)

Los Angeles Clippers

  • Reggie Jackson (Dec. 22)
  • Marcus Morris Sr. (Dec. 18)

Los Angeles Lakers

  • Rajon Rondo (Dec. 26)
  • Trevor Ariza (Dec. 23)
  • Kent Bazemore (Dec. 19)
  • Austin Reaves (Dec. 17)

Memphis Grizzlies

  • Jarrett Culver (Dec. 23)
  • Ziaire Williams (Dec. 19)

Miami Heat

  • Max Strus (Dec. 29)
  • P.J. Tucker (Dec. 29)
  • Gabe Vincent (Dec. 29)
  • Zylan Cheatham (Dec. 29)  

  • Udonis Haslem (Dec. 28)
  • Kyle Lowry (Dec. 25)

Minnesota Timberwolves

  • D’Angelo Russell (Dec. 25)
  • Karl-Anthony Towns (Dec. 23)
  • McKinley Wright IV (Dec. 23)
  • Jarred Vanderbilt (Dec. 20)

New Orleans Pelicans

  • Jose Alvarado (Dec. 25)
  • Nickeil Alexander-Walker (Dec. 23)
  • Naji Marshall (Dec. 23)

New York Knicks

  • Jericho Sims (Dec. 25)
  • Nerlens Noel (Dec. 22)

Oklahoma City Thunder

  • Derrick Favors (Dec. 28)
  • Josh Giddey (Dec. 28)
  • Aleksej Pokusevski (Dec. 27)
  • Jeremiah Robinson-Earl (Dec. 27)
  • Aaron Wiggins (Dec. 27)

  • Darius Bazley (Dec. 26)

Orlando Magic

  • Chuma Okeke (Dec. 26)
  • Mychal Mulder (Dec. 22)
  • Mo Bamba (Dec. 17)
  • Terrence Ross (Dec. 17)

Philadelphia 76ers

  • Danny Green (Dec. 22)
  • Andre Drummond (Dec. 19)
  • Shake Milton (Dec. 19)

Phoenix Suns

  • Deandre Ayton (Dec. 27)
  • Jae Crowder (Dec. 26)

Portland Trail Blazers

  • Jusuf Nurkic (Dec. 26)
  • Cody Zeller (Dec. 26)

  • Robert Covington (Dec. 25)
  • Ben McLemore (Dec. 25)
  • Keljin Blevins (Dec. 25)
  • Dennis Smith Jr. (Dec. 24)
  • Trendon Watford (Dec. 24)

Sacramento Kings

  • Neemias Queta (Dec. 21)

  • Davion Mitchell (Dec. 17)
  • Alex Len (Dec. 16)

San Antonio Spurs

  • Dejounte Murray (Dec. 26)

Toronto Raptors

  • Isaac Bonga (Dec. 25)
  • Justin Champagnie (Dec. 25)
  • OG Anunoby (Dec. 22)
  • Fred VanVleet (Dec. 21)
  • Precious Achiuwa (Dec. 21)
  • Scottie Barnes (Dec. 21)

Washington Wizards

  • Rui Hachimura (Dec. 28)
  • Montrezl Harrell (Dec. 28)
  • Thomas Bryant (Dec. 27)
  • Anthony Gill (Dec. 27)
  • Aaron Holiday (Dec. 27)
  • Raul Neto (Dec. 26)
  • Bradley Beal (Dec. 23)
  • Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (Dec. 21)

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