Hawks’ Jalen Johnson placed in health and safety protocols

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Hawks’ Jalen Johnson placed in health and safety protocols
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  • Atlanta Hawks
    Atlanta Hawks
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  • Jalen Johnson
    Jalen Johnson
    American basketball player
  • John Collins
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  • Trae Young
    Trae Young
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Atlanta Hawks rookie Jalen Johnson has been reportedly placed into the NBA’s health and safety protocols, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.

Johnson becomes the 10th player on the Hawks sidelined in the health and safety protocol, joining Trae Young, John Collins and Kevin Huerter among others. The Hawks had 12 players available to play on Christmas Day, including four replacements.

Players and coaches entered into the health and safety protocol are required to spend a minimum of 10 days in isolation. However, they can be cleared to play sooner if they return two consecutive negative PCR tests taken at least 24 hours apart.

Atlanta is planning to sign Chaundee Brown Jr. as a replacement player.

Johnson had played sparingly with the Hawks but appeared in each of their last three games with several players out of the lineup. He has spent the majority of the season in the NBA G League, averaging 20.1 points, 11.8 rebounds and 4.1 assists in 12 games.

The NBA is in the middle of its most challenging stretch of the season as players and teams alike battle the latest wave within the coronavirus pandemic. During the month of December, more than 100 players have entered the health and safety protocol.

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