NBA Postpones Bulls-Grizzlies Game Originally Scheduled for January 27th

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NBA Postpones Bulls-Grizzlies Game Originally Scheduled for January 27th

Chicago Bulls

The Chicago Bulls have now had a second game postponed this season due to the NBA’s Health and Safety Protocols, and, more specifically, COVID-19.

Similar to the Bulls first postponed contest against the Celtics, the opposing team is the one suffering issues. The Grizzlies have had only one reported positive test inside the organization, but the league continues to keep a watchful eye on the team with what appears to be expanded contact tracing procedures.

Indeed, the league is trying to crack down on the spread of the virus after a rather bumpy start, so perhaps this long of a hiatus might become the norm.

I’m still surprised the Bulls were able to make it through all of their COVID issues unscathed thus far. Not only have they had four positive tests on the roster (Noah Vonleh (who was later waived), Garrett Temple, Tomas Satoransky, and Chandler Hutchison), but several players have had to miss time due to contract tracing at one point or another (Lauri Markkanen, Ryan Arcidiacono, Satoransky, and Devon Dotson).

Annoyingly, the Bulls matchup with the Grizzlies was arguably their most favorable on the schedule this week. The team will now have the Celtics on Monday and Trail Blazers on Saturday before two back-to-back matchups with the Knicks and Magic to start February.

Author: Elias Schuster

Elias Schuster is the Lead Bulls Writer at Bleacher Nation. You can follow him on Twitter @Schuster_Elias.