As the NBA continues to deal with COVID-19 concerns, another game reportedly has been postponed and it soon could impact the Warriors' schedule.
ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported Wednesday that the Phoenix Suns game vs. the Atlanta Hawks which was set for Wednesday night has been postponed due to contract tracing issues with the Suns. Phoenix recently played the Washington Wizards who have had positive tests on their roster.
Atlanta vs. Phoenix tonight has been postponed, sources tell ESPN.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) January 13, 2021
The Suns sent out a press release confirming that the team does not have the required eight players available due to contact tracing protocols.
Team press release confirms game is postponed, stating “because of ongoing contact tracing within the Suns, the team does not have the league-required eight available players to proceed with tonight’s game against the Hawks.”
— Kelly Crull (@Kelly_Crull) January 13, 2021
The Warriors are scheduled to play the Suns on Friday in Phoenix.
The NBA now has had to postpone six games, with three of those games involving the Boston Celtics, who don't have enough players available due to COVID-19 issues.
On Tuesday, the NBA tightened protocols as the season teeters on the brink due to postponements and positive tests. The league is banning non-team guests from visiting players in road hotels. The league also is banning players and staff from leaving hotels for non-team activities. Players also must limit away-from-work interactions to family, household members and personal staff.
A team must have at least eight players dressed to be able to compete in a game