COVID-19 cases keep happening in the association, and this is not expected to stop anytime soon, as the number of cases in the United States is not slowing down.
The Dallas mavericks are the latest team to be affected by it, as The Athletic's Shams Charania reported the team learned of a positive coronavirus test for a player and two additional players who are expected to quarantine for seven days due to contact tracing.
Due to the league's health and safety protocols, Jalen Brunson, Dorian Finney-Smith and Josh Richardson are forced to quarantine.
Sources: Prior to flight from Denver to Dallas today, the Mavericks learned of a positive coronavirus test for a player and two additional players who are expected to quarantine for seven days due to contact tracing. The three players remained in Denver.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) January 8, 2021
The NBA demands at least eight players to be in the bench for the game to be played and not postponed. So far, only one contest this season has been postponed.
Anyone who has returned a confirmed positive test is isolated until they are cleared for leaving isolation under the rules established by the NBA and the Players Association in accordance with CDC guidance.