FINALLY: NBA Postpones the Next Two Bulls Games

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FINALLY: NBA Postpones the Next Two Bulls Games

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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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Author: Elias Schuster

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