The NBA postponed the Bulls-Pistons game on Tuesday and the Bulls-Raptors game on Thursday amid Chicago’s coronavirus-related roster crisis, the league announced.
The Bulls had 10 players in the league’s health and safety protocols as of Monday morning and were in danger of not having enough healthy players to line up a team Tuesday.
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Alize Johnson tested positive for COVID-19, a source told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, and entered protocols Monday.
The minimum player requirement for a game is eight.
Johnson joins a long line of Bulls in the league’s health and safety protocols that includes Zach LaVine, DeMar DeRozan, Troy Brown Jr., Coby White, Javonte Green, Matt Thomas, Derrick Jones Jr., Ayo Dosunmu and Stanley Johnson.
Once players enter league protocols, they must be quarantined for 10 days or until they return two negative PCR tests within a 24-hour period.
The Bulls have added at least one new player to health and safety protocols for three consecutive days since their outbreak began earlier in the month. The team did not hold an organized practice Monday.