Despite having safety protocols for NBA teams, the coronavirus pandemic seems to be winning so far against the association.
After two games had been postponed throughout the season due to the lack of players, the NBA has confirmed two games have been postponed, featuring the Dallas Mavericks against New Orleans Pelicans and Boston Celtics against Chicago Bulls.
In addition to postponing two games, the NBA says it will be meeting with the NBPA about modifying the league’s Health and Safety Protocols.
The NBA announces that it has postponed New Orleans at Dallas tonight and Boston at Chicago on Tuesday night pic.twitter.com/T0W1oIBZwA— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) January 11, 2021
Dallas did not have the eight eligible players so they were forced to postpone the game, as well as shutting down the practice facility amid COVID-19 issues.
That is the same case for the Celtics, who have seven players in quarantine, including Jaylen Brown, Jayson Tatum and Tristan Thompson.