The NBA is facing a tough battle vs. COVID-19. There are a host of teams that are dealing with outbreaks at the moment, including the Celtics. Their game vs. the Heat that was originally scheduled for Sunday was ultimately postponed, and the league has also postponed their Tuesday matchup vs. the Bulls.
Jayson Tatum has reportedly tested positive for the virus, so he will be forced to quarantine for the next 10-to-14 days. Semi Ojeleye, Javonte Green, and Jaylen Brown have also been identified as close contacts, so they will also go through the quarantining process. As a result, the Celtics would not have met the required minimum of eight active players vs. the Heat or Pelicans.
Even though cases are piling up, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reports that the league has no plans to pause the season at this point. Celtics-Pelicans will be the fourth postponed game of the season and the third over the past three days.
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