NBA COVID-19 tracker: Updated team-by-team list of players in health and safety protocols

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Two months into the 2021-22 NBA season, the league is feeling the effects of the latest COVID-19 surge.

In the first six weeks of the season, 16 players were placed into the league's COVID health and safety protocols, which sideline any player that tests positive for COVID-19 for a minimum of five days. The month of December has marked a major uptick.

MORE: Explaining the NBA's COVID-19 health and safety protocols

As a result, more than 10 games have been postponed.

Per NBA rules, a game is only postponed when a team has fewer than eight available players, but that issue had largely been avoided due to the NBA's hardship exemption, which grants teams temporary roster spots in the event of an outbreak or several serious injuries.

MORE: NBA's hardship exemption, explained

Sporting News has the list of NBA players currently in the league's protocols:

NBA players in COVID health and safety protocols

Atlanta Hawks (three players, head coach)

  • Chris Clemons
  • Gorgui Dieng
  • Cameron Oliver
  • Nate McMillan

Boston Celtics (one player) 

  • Payton Pritchard

Charlotte Hornets (one player)

  • Vernon Carey Jr.

Chicago Bulls (one player)

  • Alex Caruso

Dallas Mavericks (two players, head coach)

  • Jason Kidd
  • Boban Marjanovic
  • Kristaps Porzingis

Denver Nuggets (one player)

  • Petr Cornelie

Detroit Pistons (one player)

  • Frank Jackson

Houston Rockets (one players)

  • Usman Garuba

Indiana Pacers (six players)

  • Justin Anderson
  • Goga Bitadze
  • Torrey Craig
  • Isaiah Jackson
  • Caris LeVert
  • TJ Warren

LA Clippers (three players)

  • Luke Kennard
  • Xavier Moon
  • Ivica Zubac

Memphis Grizzlies (three players, head coach)

  • Taylor Jenkins
  • John Konchar
  • De'Anthony Melton
  • Xavier Tillman

Miami Heat (three players)

  • Marcus Garrett
  • Udonis Haslem
  • Gabe Vincent

Milwaukee Bucks (four players, head coach)

  • Grayson Allen
  • Mike Budenholzer
  • Pat Connaughton
  • George Hill
  • Jrue Holiday

New Orleans Pelicans (one player)

  • Tomas Satorasnky

Oklahoma City Thunder (one player, head coach)

  • Isaiah Roby
  • Mark Daigneault

Orlando Magic (one player)

  • Robin Lopez

Philadelphia 76ers (three players)

  • Tyrese Maxey
  • Paul Reed
  • Jaden Springer

Phoenix Suns (two players)

  • Abdel Nader
  • Landry Shamet

Portland Trail Blazers

  • Norman Powell

Sacramento Kings (one player)

  • Richaun Holmes
  • Chimezie Metu

San Antonio Spurs (five players)

  • Keldon Johnson
  • Doug McDermott
  • Devin Vassell
  • Derrick White
  • Thaddeus Young

Toronto Raptors (one player)

  • Yuta Watanabe

Utah Jazz (two players)

  • Rudy Gobert
  • Joe Ingless

Washington Wizards (four players)

  • Anthony Gill
  • Montrezl Harrell
  • Tremont Waters
  • Brad Wanamaker
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