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NBA COVID-19 tracker: Updated team-by-team list of players in health and safety protocols



Two months into the 2021-22 NBA season, the league is feeling the effects of the latest COVID-19 surge.

In the first six weeks of the season, 16 players were placed into the league’s COVID health and safety protocols, which sideline any player that tests positive for COVID-19 for a minimum of 10 days. The month of December has marked a major uptick.

MORE: Explaining the NBA’s COVID-19 health and safety protocols

Among players currently sidelined is former MVP Kevin Durant.

As a result, several games around the league have been postponed.


Per NBA rules, a game is only postponed when a team has fewer than eight available players, but that issue had largely been avoided due to the NBA’s hardship exemption, which grants teams temporary roster spots in the event of an outbreak or several serious injuries.

MORE: NBA’s hardship exemption, explained

Sporting News has the list of NBA players currently in the league’s protocols:

NBA players in COVID health and safety protocols

Atlanta Hawks (nine players)

  • Sharife Cooper
  • Danilo Gallinari
  • Kevin Huerter
  • Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot
  • Lou Williams
  • Trae Young
  • Onyeka Okongwu
  • Wes Iwundu
  • Solomon Hill

Boston Celtics (eight players) 

  • Enes Kanter Freedom
  • Sam Hauser
  • Josh Richardson
  • Grant Williams
  • Bruno Fernando
  • Justin Jackson
  • CJ Miles
  • Aaron Nesmith

Brooklyn Nets (seven players)

  • LaMarcus Aldridge
  • David Duke Jr.
  • Kevin Durant
  • Kessler Edwards
  • Kyrie Irving
  • Day’Ron Sharpe
  • Cam Thomas

Charlotte Hornets (one player)

Chicago Bulls (four players, head coach)

  • Billy Donovan
  • Ayo Dosunmu
  • Alize Johnson
  • Derrick Jones Jr.
  • Matt Thomas

Cleveland Cavaliers (seven players)

  • Jarrett Allen
  • Ed Davis
  • Evan Mobley
  • RJ Nembhard
  • Isaac Okoro
  • Lamar Stevens
  • Dylan Windler

Dallas Mavericks (six players)

  • Reggie Bullock
  • Trey Burke
  • Luka Doncic
  • Tim Hardaway Jr.
  • Maxi Kleber
  • JaQuori McLaughlin

Denver Nuggets (two players)

  • Michael Porter Jr.
  • Bol Bol

Detroit Pistons (five players)

  • Cade Cunningham
  • Killian Hayes
  • Saben Lee
  • Rodney McGruder
  • Isaiah Stewart

Golden State Warriors (four players)

  • Damion Lee
  • Jordan Poole
  • Andrew Wiggins
  • Moses Moody

Indiana Pacers (head coach)

LA Clippers (two players)

  • Reggie Jackson
  • Marcus Morris Sr.

Los Angeles Lakers (five players, head coach)

  • Trevor Ariza
  • Kent Bazemore
  • Avery Bradley
  • Malik Monk
  • Austin Reaves
  • Frank Vogel

Memphis Grizzlies (two players)

  • Jarrett Culver
  • Ziaire Williams

Miami Heat (one player)

Minnesota Timberwolves (eight players)

  • Patrick Beverley
  • Anthony Edwards
  • Taurean Prince
  • Josh Okogie
  • Karl-Anthony Towns
  • Jarred Vanderbilt
  • McKinley Wright IV
  • D’Angelo Russell

New Orleans Pelicans (two players)

  • Nickeil Alexander-Walker
  • Naji Marshall

New York Knicks (three players)

  • Miles McBride
  • Nerlens Noel
  • Jericho Sims

Orlando Magic (five players)

  • Mo Bamba
  • Ignas Brazdeikis
  • Mychal Mulder
  • Terrence Ross
  • Moritz Wagner

Philadelphia 76ers (four players)

  • Andre Drummond
  • Danny Green
  • Shake Milton
  • Georges Niang

Portland Trail Blazers (five players)

  • Dennis Smith Jr.
  • Trendon Watford
  • Robert Covington
  • Ben McLemore
  • Keljin Blevins

Sacramento Kings (seven players, head coach)

  • Marvin Bagley III
  • Terence Davis
  • De’Aaron Fox 
  • Louis King
  • Alex Len
  • Davion Mitchell
  • Neemias Queta
  • Alvin Gentry

Toronto Raptors (seven players)

  • Precious Achiuwa
  • Dalano Banton
  • Scottie Barnes
  • Malachi Flynn
  • Pascal Siakam
  • Gary Trent Jr.
  • Fred VanVleet

Washington Wizards (two players)

  • Bradley Beal
  • Kentavious Caldwell-Pope

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