Nikola Vucevic tests positive for COVID-19

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Chicago Bulls center Nikola Vucevic tested positive for COVID-19 and entered the NBA’s health and safety protocols on Thursday, sources told ESPN. The Bulls listed Vucevic in the protocols, but the positive test means the two-time All-Star selection will be sidelined for 10 days or until he has two negative PCR tests in a 24-hour period.
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski @ ESPN

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Adrian Wojnarowski @wojespn
Full ESPN story on the Bulls losing All-Star center @Nikola Vucevic to Covid-19: PM

Joe Cowley @JCowleyHoops
Can confirm the Vooch is sidelined for at least 10 days due to the league’s health and safety protocols. – 2:47 PM

KC Johnson @KCJHoop
News story on Nikola Vucevic landing in league’s health and safety protocols for at least 10 days.
For @NBCSChicago:…2:45 PM

KC Johnson @KCJHoop
Bulls officially list Nikola Vucevic as out, health and safety protocols, on their just-released injury report for Warriors game.
Vucevic, I’m told, will be sidelined at least 10 days. – 2:40 PM

Shams Charania @ShamsCharania
Sources: Bulls center Nikola Vucevic tested positive for coronavirus and will miss at least 10 days due to health and safety protocols. – 2:35 PM

Monte Poole @MontePooleNBCS
Warriors on Friday face the hot Bulls, who will be without starting C Nikola Vucevic (health and safety protocols). Not traveling on team’s swing through the Western Conference. – 2:34 PM

The Vertical @YahooSportsNBA
Bulls center Nikola Vucevic has entered the NBA’s health and safety protocols, per @KC Johnson. PM

Adrian Wojnarowski @wojespn
Chicago Bulls center Nikola Vucevic has entered the league’s health and safety protocols, sources tell ESPN. – 2:27 PM

KC Johnson @KCJHoop
Nikola Vucevic has been placed in league’s health and safety protocols, per source. – 2:26 PM

Eurohoops @Eurohoopsnet
Vucevic (18pts, 10reb, 4ast) bests Porzingis (22pts, 12reb) and Doncic (20pts, 10ast, 8reb, 4stl)
Antetokounmpo, Schroder, Sabonis, and more in full European recap
Highlights, results, and standings #NBA…4:35 AM

Chuck Swirsky @ctsbulls
Bulls win…Bulls win..Bulls win. 117-107. 5 double figure scorers. LaVine with 23. BALL-21. Vucevic: 18-10-4. DeRozan: 17-7-6. Caruso 16pts and 6 steals. Bulls 15-31-3s. ( Ball: 7-10) Bulls 8-3..Up next at Golden State. 8:45 pre. @670TheScore @Chicago Bulls radio network – 10:21 PM

Rob Schaefer @rob_schaef
Final: Bulls 117, Mavericks 107
• LaVine: 23 pts, 8-12 FG
• Lonzo: 21 pts, 7-10 3P
• Vucevic: 18 pts, 10 reb, 4 ast
• DeRozan: 17 pts, 7 reb, 6 ast
• Caruso: 16 pts (6-7 FG), 6 stl
Bulls set new season-high with 15 3PM (48.4%), put on show late in 4th to move to 8-3 – 10:20 PM

Brad Townsend @townbrad
On the previous possession, going for a rebound, Vucevic accidently hit Doncic where guys don’t want to be hit. – 10:08 PM

Chuck Swirsky @ctsbulls
The wheels are off the Mavs. 11-94 Bulls. Vucevic with 16-10-4. 5:17 left 4th. – 10:03 PM

Chuck Swirsky @ctsbulls
Bulls end 3rd quarter on a 15-4 run..up 95-80. 5 double figure scorers. LaVine and Ball each with 21. Vucevic with 14-10–his 7th dbl-dble. – 9:50 PM

Stephen Noh @StephNoh
Interesting decision to have Vucevic (career 76% FT shooter) shoot a technical free throw to open the second half. LaVine and DeRozan are both better shooters (83% career), maybe trying to get Vucevic’s confidence up. He made the FT and hit a shot on the ensuing possession. – 9:44 PM

Chuck Swirsky @ctsbulls
Vucevic with a 12-9-4 game. Bulls up 80-71 with 5:40 left 3rd..this @Chicago Bulls team is exciting…hope you’re enjoying our coverage on @670TheScore Ball with 7-3s…his career high is 8 made 3s. – 9:37 PM

Trey Kerby @treykerby
Vooch Vision – 9:36 PM

KC Johnson @KCJHoop
LaVine usually takes technical FTs. He gave that one to Vucevic after the illegal defense call and smiled when Vucevic sank it. – 9:25 PM

Chuck Swirsky @ctsbulls
Half. Bulls 61-54. LaVine and Ball each with 15. Vucevic 9pts 7 reb. Porzingis 11-6. Doncic 8-4-4. Brunson 10pts. Bulls 9-17-3s. Ball with 5-3s. – 9:10 PM

KC Johnson @KCJHoop
Bulls 61, Mavs 54 at half
Ball 15 pts, 4 assists, 5-6 from 3
LaVine 15 pts
Vucevic 9 pts, 7 rebs
Porzingis 11 pts
Brunson 10 pts
Doncic 8 pts, 2-9 FGs – 9:08 PM

Chuck Swirsky @ctsbulls
Dallas 33-32 after 1. Vucevic with 9pts 4 reb. Bulls 5-8-3s. Brunson 8 pts..Bulls Nation..I love ya…what’s up? – 8:41 PM

Brad Townsend @townbrad
Mavs trailed 24-13, but end the first quarter with a 33-32 lead. Eight points for Brunson and 6 for Doncic. Vucevic has 9 for Chicago. – 8:40 PM

Rob Schaefer @rob_schaef
Nikola Vucevic follows a strong fourth quarter against Brooklyn with 9 points on 4-7 shooting (1-1 3P) in first against Dallas. Got a couple to fall inside, and stepped out for a PnP 3-pointer off feed from DeMar DeRozan – 8:34 PM

Chuck Swirsky @ctsbulls
Bulls 20-13..Bulls 5-8 from 3pt range..Bulls came in shooting just 26% from three point range over the last 2 games..the beauty of the NBA. Vucevic 7pts 4 reb. Ball 6pts 2reb. – 8:26 PM

Trey Kerby @treykerby
Big Vooch game on deck. – 8:04 PM

Chuck Cooperstein @coopmavs
Mavs starters: DFS, Porzingis, Powell, Hardaway, Doncic
CHI starters: Green, DeRozan, Vucevic, LaVine, Ball
7:10 tip @theeagledallas7:48 PM

Chuck Swirsky @ctsbulls
Team : DAL (Visitor)
Doncic, Luka
Finney-Smith, Dorian
Hardaway Jr., Tim
Porzingis, Kristaps
Powell, Dwight
Team : CHI (Home)
Ball, Lonzo
DeRozan, DeMar
Green, Javonte
LaVine, Zach
Vucevic, Nikola – 7:33 PM

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