Add two to the list.
The Chicago Bulls announced that Alfonzo McKinnie and Tony Bradley have both entered the NBA’s Health and Safety Protocols. In total, the team has now had 13 players enter protocols over the course of this season. Lonzo Ball and Alex Caruso are the only members of the 15-man roster not to enter protocols at some point this year. Tyler Cook, who is on a two-way contract, has also not experienced a stint in protocols.
Alfonzo McKinnie and Tony Bradley are in the NBA’s health and safety protocols, according to Bulls PR.
— Darnell Mayberry (@DarnellMayberry) December 26, 2021
The news comes roughly an hour after the Bulls announced Alfonzo McKinnie would take Alize Johnson’s roster spot. Johnson, who signed a two-year non-guaranteed deal with the organization this summer, was waived after appearing in just 16 games. How much McKinnie was expected to play over the next few games was up for debate thanks to most of the Bulls’ traditional rotation members returning, but he has certainly shown he can hold his own over his first three games with the team.
Chicago Bulls Waive Alize Johnson, Add Veteran Alfonzo McKinnie to the Rosterhttps://t.co/BnEtriAaN7
— Bleacher Nation Bulls (@BN_Bulls) December 26, 2021
As for Bradley, due to the number of missing players in recent weeks, he has appeared in six-straight games. Losing him for an extended period of time isn’t great for a Bulls team with few true bigs, but the team has grown accustomed to playing with Bradley in and out of the rotation this season.
The Bulls play the Pacers tonight at the United Center before two-straight meetings with the Atlanta Hawks. And, remember, they are already without their head coach:
And Now Head Coach Billy Donovan Has Entered the NBA's Health and Safety Protocols https://t.co/jKOrm3YWxE
— Bleacher Nation Bulls (@BN_Bulls) December 24, 2021