Golden State Warriors saw another player entering the NBA’s health and safety protocols. Draymond Green became the fifth player to land on COVID-19 protocols for the Warriors.
Golden State has already had Jordan Poole, Andrew Wiggins, Moses Moody and Damion Lee on protocols. Draymond was instrumental on Warriors’ Christmas win over the Phoenix Suns Saturday helping his shorthanded team.
The Warriors have a tough slate of games ahead with two against Denver, then Utah and Miami. The day after Christmas is when the NBA started increasing COVID testing of players around the league.
Those rules refer to all players, whether they are vaccinated or not, so it’s expected to have several positive tests around the league.
As a result, Lonzo Ball of the Chicago Bulls and John Collins of the Atlanta Hawks have entered NBA’s health and safety protocols today. Whereas, Phoenix had its first two positives with Elfrid Payton and Jae Crowder.
At the same time, the Hornets lost two players with PJ Washington and Miles Bridges becoming unavailable for the next few games. Utah remains the only team without COVID cases in the NBA so far.