Washington Wizards Cancel Practice After Two Players Placed On NBA’s Health And Safety Protocols List

A pair of players from the Washington Wizards are headed to the NBA’s health and safety protocols list, forcing the franchise to cancel their Tuesday practice.

The team put out a tweet announcing that they had nixed the practice “out of an abundance of caution.”

Washington played Monday night, defeating the Phoenix Suns at home 128-107. The team is slated to host the Utah Jazz on Wednesday evening.

The Wizards did not announce which two players were going on the health and safety protocols list.

The number of players on the health and safety protocols list has continued to grow. The league had to cancel the Monday game slated between the Dallas Mavericks and New Orleans Pelicans. The league also cancelled Tuesday’s game already between the Boston Celtics and Chicago Bulls. It was the second straight Boston game that was postponed, as their matchup with the Miami Heat on Sunday was also called.

Reports say that the NBA’s board of governors is slated to meet Tuesday to discuss the latest virus issues within the league.

NBA GMs met Monday, as did the leadership of the National Basketball Players Association. One area of discussion Monday was increasing the size of current rosters so that even if a few players are unavailable, games can still go on.

Right now, the league says that stopping play in not an option and that the season will continue.

Written by Matt Loede

Matt has been a part of the Cleveland Sports landscape working in the media since 1994 when he graduated from broadcasting school. His coverage beats include the Cleveland Indians, Cleveland Browns and Cleveland Cavaliers. He's written three books, and won the "2020 AP Sports Stringer Lifetime Service Award."

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