Two more games postponed, NBA to meet with NBPA and general managers

2021-01-11T19:05:46+00:00 2021-01-11T19:48:12+00:00.

Stefan Djordjevic

11/Jan/21 19:05

Eurohoops.net

The duels between Dallas and New Orleans, as well as Chicago and Boston, have been postponed and the league will discuss potential changes with the NBPA and the general managers

By Eurohoops team / info@eurohoops.net

Two NBA games have been postponed as the league announced due to COVID related issues.

The game between the Dallas Mavericks and the New Orleans Pelicans has been postponed, as the Mavs had already four players out due to health and safety protocols – Jalen Brunson, Dorian Finney-Smith, Josh Richardson, and Maxi Kleber – and did not add any other due to contact tracing after Kleber’s positive test yesterday.

Practically that means that five more players have entered the health and safety protocols and their names are not yet public.

This will also delay the much-anticipated season debut of Kristaps Porzingis who was ready to play against the Pelicans.

Additionally, the Chicago BullsBoston Celtics clash has also been postponed as the latter still remains without the necessary amount of players.

With the number of games getting postponed increasing, the league will meet with NBPA, as well as general managers, to discuss changes to the Health and Safety Protocol.

Among the topics to be discussed are the re-examining shootarounds and practice lengths, pre-and-post game socializing on-court (for example, hugs), further restrictions on restaurant dining, and tighter rules on mask-wearing.

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