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UPDATE: Full list of players in NBA’s health and safety protocols

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More players have entered the NBA's health and safety protocols, and there's a real chance the NBA could postpone the season or opt to continue in a bubble-type system like in Orlando.

A new variant threatens to shutdown NBA

The new Omicron variant is spreading faster than expected, and the list of players in Covid monitoring gets longer as each day passes. As a result, the league has already postponed games to ensure the safety of players and team staff. According to ESPN analyst Jeff Van Gundy, it looks like the NBA has no choice moving forward. 

"I really feel that at some point there's gonna be a pause to our season, a bubble to our season. The way they're predicting these cases to continue to go… I don't see any way around it."

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Full list of players on NBA health and safety protocols

Meanwhile, here's the full list of players in health and safety protocols together with the date they entered, per CBS Sports

  • Jabari Parker (Dec. 16)
  • LaMarcus Aldridge (Dec. 14)
  • DeAndre' Bembry (Dec. 14)
  • Bruce Brown (Dec. 14)
  • Jevon Carter (Dec. 14)
  • James Harden (Dec. 14)
  • James Johnson (Dec. 14)
  • Paul Millsap (Dec. 13)
  • Alize Johnson (Dec. 13)
  • Troy Brown Jr. (Dec. 12)
  • Zach LaVine (Dec. 12)
  • Ayo Dosunmu (Dec. 11)
  • Stanley Johnson (Dec. 11)
  • Derrick Jones Jr. (Dec. 9, could return Sunday vs. Lakers)
  • Matt Thomas (Dec. 9; could return Sunday vs. Lakers)
  • DeMar DeRozan (Dec. 6; expected to return Sunday vs. Lakers)
  • Javonte Green (Dec. 3; expected to return Sunday vs. Lakers)
  • Coby White (Dec. 1; expected to return Sunday vs. Lakers)
  • Isaac Okoro (Dec. 16)
  • Serge Ibaka (Dec. 15; out because he's a close contact of someone who tested positive, per The Athletic)
  • Avery Bradley (Dec. 16)
  • Russell Westbrook (Dec. 16)
  • Talen Horton-Tucker (Dec. 14)
  • Dwight Howard (Dec. 14)
  • Malik Monk (Dec. 14)
  • Ja Morant (Dec. 8; out indefinitely with knee sprain)
  • Caleb Martin (Dec. 11)
  • Bobby Portis (Dec. 16)
  • Giannis Antetokounmpo (Dec. 14)
  • Donte DiVincenzo (Dec. 14)
  • Wesley Matthews (Dec. 14)
  • Kevin Knox II (Dec. 16)
  • Quentin Grimes (Dec. 14)
  • R.J. Barrett (Dec. 12)
  • Obi Toppin (Dec. 11)
  • Georges Niang (Dec. 15)
  • Marvin Bagley III (Dec. 15)
  • Terence Davis (Dec. 15)
  • De'Aaron Fox (Dec. 16)
  • Precious Achiuwa (out since Dec. 12, not because of NBA health and safety protocols but because, under Toronto Public Health guidelines, he must isolate as a close contact of someone who tested positive; could return Saturday vs. Warriors)

A player exposed to Covid must sit out at least ten days and submit two negative PCR tests. Here's to hoping all the players on the list recover and get back to action sooner than later. 

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