According to ESPN, Chicago Bulls forward Alize Johnson has tested positive for Covid and entered league protocols. This means that now 10 Bulls players have gone into health and safety protocols, leaving them with just eight available players. Many are outraged by this, but the Bulls still meet the minimum number of players needed to have a game, which is eight, meaning that the Bulls will simply have to fight through this.
The Bulls’ eight players available are the following: Nikola Vucevic, Lonzo Ball, Alex Caruso, Tony Bradley, Damyean Dotson, Tyler Cook, Marko Simonovic, and Alfonzo McKinnie.
It should also be noted that both Dotson and Cook are 2-way players. McKinnie is only signed to the Bulls through the hardship exception.
Additionally, Alex Caruso has been playing through an injured hamstring and is still not at 100%. There however is optimism that both Coby White and Javonte Green could return within the next few days.
The Bulls face the Pistons on Tuesday.