Contact tracing to sideline John Wall, DeMarcus Cousins for Rockets

Ben DuBose
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John Wall, DeMarcus Cousins and potentially more members of the Houston Rockets will miss Wednesday’s regular-season opener due to COVID-19 contact tracing, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic.

The Rockets announced Tuesday Ben McLemore is in self-isolation, while reports surfaced early Wednesday that James Harden was under investigation for a potential protocol breach.

Since the Rockets practiced on Tuesday, it’s possible Wall, Cousins and others were deemed close contacts. As of midday Wednesday, the team had yet to officially comment on the situation.

Wednesday’s game between the Rockets and Oklahoma City Thunder is scheduled to tip off at 7 p.m. Central from Toyota Center.

With several members of Houston’s team presumably unavailable, it is an open question who head coach Stephen Silas will tap for minutes.

Stick with Rockets Wire for more on this developing situation.

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