According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the NBA has postponed the next two Bulls games as they currently have 10 players in league protocols. The Bulls were set to face the Pistons on Tuesday and the Raptors on Thursday but those games will now be played further down the line on undetermined dates.
This decision by the NBA comes after Bulls forward Alize Johnson tested positive for COVID and entered league protocols earlier today.
Johnson joined Zach Lavine, DeMar DeRozan, Troy Brown Jr., Coby White, Javonte Green, Matt Thomas, Derrick Jones Jr., Ayo Dosunmu, and Stanley Johnson in league protocols for the Bulls.
This means that the Bulls only have eight active players which is the league minimum to play a game but with their next game now being played on Sunday against the Lakers they’ll have time to get some players back on the court.
The Bulls had the support of the Chicago Department of Public Health as they were concerned about the Bulls playing this week. This support played a factor in the league’s decision.The two postponements are the first games to be postponed this season.