FINALLY: NBA Postpones the Next Two Bulls Games

Ten positive cases later, the NBA has finally decided to postpone two upcoming Bulls games, one against the Pistons (originally set for Tuesday) and Raptors (originally set for Thursday).

The decision felt like an obvious one considering the increasing number of cases inside the team’s locker room, but that didn’t stop the NBA from taking its time to make this call. The league has normally instructed teams to play as long as eight players were healthy. Technically, Chicago could fulfill that requirement, but the potential for future spread and the excessive workload placed on the active players was too great to bear.

ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski said the Chicago Department of Public Health also played a role in the league’s decision. One has to imagine there were concerns about inviting so many fans into the arena with so many cases behind the scenes.

 

Now, the Bulls next game will be set for December 19th against the Los Angeles Lakers. The team should have back a number of players by then, including Coby White and Javonte Green.

What we need to do now is wait to see when the NBA chooses to reschedule these games as well as hope that no more players or coaches test positive behind the scenes.

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Elias Schuster is the Lead Chicago Bulls writer at Bleacher Nation. He started with BN full-time in 2019 immediately after graduating from the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign with a degree in Journalism (yes, he started with the Jim Boylen Era). Since joining, Elias has been the driving force behind Bulls and NBA content for both the site and social accounts. You can follow him on Twitter/X @Schuster_Elias.

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