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DeMar DeRozan could remain out of action for several days after entering the Health and Safety protocols of the NBA.

DeRozan participated in the morning shootaround, but was later ruled out for the game vs the Denver Nuggets on Monday. Chicago head coach Billy Donovan offered an update on the veteran guard’s condition.

“I cannot really confirm and deny if it’s a false positive or is positive. I don’t know right now. Obviously, the medical staff works through the league on that and they come up with the guidelines to which he’s got to follow. And I hope we’ll be able to have more news one way or another in the next day or so.

We’ve had to deal with this for a good portion of the year, whether it’s been COVID or injuries. This is the hand we’re dealt. I like our group of guys,” Donovan said, via NBA.com.

It is still unclear whether DeMar DeRozan will travel with the Bulls to Cleveland for the game vs the Cavaliers on Wednesday. He will remain out of action for at least 10 days unless he records two negative tests in a 24-hour period.

The All-Star guard is averaging 26.4 points per game this season, being one of the best players in the NBA at the moment. For their part, the Bulls went on to defeat the Denver Nuggets at home (97-109), even though they were short-handed.

Chicago had to face the Nuggets without DeMar DeRozan and Alex Caruso, who will miss at least one week, as he is dealing with a right hamstring strain.

The Bulls are on a four-game winning streak at the moment and improved to 17-8, sharing the top spot in the East with the Brooklyn Nets (16-7).

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