Bulls’ DeMar DeRozan Enters Protocols

Bulls swingman DeMar DeRozan has entered into the league’s health and safety protocols, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski tweets. The team plays the Nuggets on Monday.

Just hours before the announcement, DeRozan was named the Eastern Conference’s Player of the Week. DeRozan posted averages 30.3 PPG, 5.7 RPG, and 4.0 APG while shooting 58.7% from the floor in wins over Charlotte, New York, and Brooklyn.

He’s the fourth Bulls player who has entered protocols this season, Darnell Mayberry of The Athletic tweets.

DeRozan will need to produce two consecutive negative PCR tests at least 24 hours apart, or be isolated for at least 10 days. It’s obviously a big blow in the short term for a much-improved team that owns a 16-8 record. Following tonight’s home game, Chicago goes on a two-game road trip to Cleveland (Wednesday) and Miami (Saturday).

If DeRozan must sit out for 10 days, he’d also miss next Tuesday’s home game against Detroit and the Nov. 16 road game at Toronto.

A sign-and-trade acquisition from San Antonio, DeRozan has enjoyed an All-Star caliber season. He’s averaging 26.4 PPG, 5.3 RPG and 4.1 APG in 24 starts with his new team.

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