Jazz forwards Rudy Gay and Elijah Hughes have entered the NBA’s health and safety protocols, the team announced on social media (Twitter link). They join Rudy Gobert and Joe Ingles as players in protocols for Utah.
All four players will miss the team’s game against the Pistons on Monday. Two-way player Malik Fitts will also be sidelined due to a right wrist injury, meaning Utah will be without five players for the contest. According to our tracker, nearly 50 players are currently in the NBA’s protocols.
Here are some other COVID-related notes from around the league:
- Wizards big man Montrezl Harrell has exited the NBA’s health and safety protocols, according to Josh Robbins of The Athletic (Twitter link). Harrell still won’t play when the team faces Orlando on Sunday. In addition, third-year player Rui Hachimura is expected to make his season debut against the Magic, Robbins notes in a separate tweet.
- Clippers forward Justise Winslow has also entered the protocols, Andrew Greif of the Los Angeles times tweets. Winslow joins Luke Kennard as Clippers players who are sidelined due to the virus, as Xavier Moon has exited the protocols.
- Wizards guard Tremont Waters has exited the protocols, according to the league’s official injury report. Waters inked a 10-day contract with the team on January 1.
- The Rockets are listing guard Armoni Brooks as out in the NBA’s health and safety protocols, according to Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle (Twitter link). Brooks returned to the lineup on Friday after missing a week due to the protocols, Feigen notes.