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With the omicron variant causing COVID-19 to be reported at record numbers, it seemed inevitable that Pat Connaughton would get swept up. Sure enough, that’s exactly what happened over the past week. Connaughton played only one game this past week before he and Milwaukee Bucks teammate Grayson Allen were placed in the NBA’s health and safety protocols. As a result, Connaughton was knocked out of game action for the first time since early last season.
Connaughton’s lone recent contest was played Jan. 3 as the Detroit Pistons snapped the Bucks’ six-game winning streak. In 22 minutes, he managed only one 3-pointer while also grabbing three rebounds and dishing out one assist.
As of this writing, Connaughton is listed as questionable for the Bucks’ Monday road game against the Charlotte Hornets. However, there is reason to believe he is at least reuniting with his team because he tweeted this:
— Pat Connaughton (@pconnaughton) January 10, 2022
Let’s hope that next week, there will be a lot more to write about here.