Clippers Cancel Shootaround Due To Protocols, Expect To Play Tonight

The Clippers canceled today’s morning shootaround due to precautionary concerns related to COVID-19, but tonight’s game against the Mavericks shouldn’t be affected, writes Mirjam Swanson of The Orange County Register.

The team’s training center was quiet this morning, Swanson adds, and a formal announcement from the organization was made at 9:15 Pacific Time, citing issues involving the league’s health and safety protocols.

Veteran swingman Nicolas Batum entered the protocols on Sunday after being a late scratch for that night’s game. No one has stated whether Batum tested positive for the virus, but he is projected to miss at least 10 days. That timeline suggests a positive test.

“I’m not sure the days, but I expect him to be out for (a while),” coach Tyronn Lue said. “I’m not sure the timetable, though.”

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