Oklahoma City Thunder guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander enters NBA’s COVID-19 protocols


Star Oklahoma City Thunder guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander entered the NBA’s COVID-19 health and safety protocols Saturday, according to the league portal.

Meanwhile, rookie guard Josh Giddey, who leads the Thunder in rebounds and assists, is off the team’s COVID-19 list after entering the protocols Tuesday.

Gilgeous-Alexander is averaging a team-leading 22.7 points to go along with 4.8 rebounds and 5.2 assists.

Oklahoma City has six players out with COVID-19 issues — Gilgeous-Alexander, Darius Bazley, Derrick Favors, Tre Mann, Aleksej Pokusevski and Jeremiah Robinson-Earl — along with coach Mark Daigneault.

The Thunder (13-22) host the Dallas Mavericks (17-18) on Sunday.

By Saturday afternoon, the number of players revealed by teams to be in the protocols was down to 107, about a 14% dip from the highest known figure the NBA was dealing with earlier in the week. The numbers fluctuate on almost an hourly basis; some players are closer to a return than others.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Source : ESPN