Recall that a player who has fallen under the coronavirus protocol is eliminated for at least 10 days, but may return earlier if he passes two negative tests in a row within 24 hours.
The next NBA regular season match will be against the Philadelphia 76ers. The meeting will take place on December 31 at 03:00 Moscow time. The Nets lead the Eastern Conference with 55 points. Philadelphia are sixth with 50 points. The leader of the Western Conference is the Golden State Warriors (60 points).
Perhaps to someone such measures will seem too serious But in this situation they are quite justified for themselves. This is due to an increase in the number of patients with coronavirus among NBA players. In many ways, the reason for the jump is the actions of the league itself. At the beginning of the season, only unvaccinated players and staff were tested daily for the virus, the rest – only with symptoms or contact with a sick person.
At the same time, the vast majority of basketball players have been vaccinated – 97% according to ESPN, 98% according to the president of the players’ union CJ McCollum. About 2/3 of all players have already received a booster dose. And almost all of the unvaccinated, according to the words of NBA commissioner Adam Silver, have already been ill and show high levels of antibodies.