The Chicago Bulls are reportedly going to add their tenth player to Health & Safety protocols, per Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.
Alize Johnson will be joining a long list of Bulls’ players, including Zach LaVine, DeMar DeRozan, Stanley Johnson, Coby White, Troy Brown Jr., Javonte Green, Ayo Dosunmu, Derrick Jones Jr., and Matt Thomas.
COVID-19 cases in the United States have risen to a seven-day average of 119,534 (per The New York Times) amidst concern over the transmissibility of the Omicron variant.
More than 95% of NBA players are vaccinated, per NBA.com.
Obviously, the health and safety of all NBA players should be the league’s first priority.
Perhaps the league will postpone Bulls’ games for the time being, even if they’re able to reach the eight required players by Tuesday.