Thunder: Jeremiah Robinson-Earl added to health and safety protocols

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Thunder: Jeremiah Robinson-Earl added to health and safety protocols
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Oklahoma City Thunder rookie Jeremiah Robinson-Earl was among the latest players on the roster added to the NBA’s health and safety protocol, the team announced.

Robinson-Earl joined Darius Bazley, Tre Mann and Aleksej Pokusevski sidelined because of the health and safety protocol. Mann was a late scratch from the lineup on Sunday in a win over the New Orleans Pelicans after reporting symptoms. He was tested and placed into the protocol.

Players and coaches entered into the health and safety protocol that are vaccinated can now be cleared to return after six days, compared to the previous 10-day isolation period. Individuals can still be cleared sooner if they return two negative PCR tests at least 24 hours apart.

The NBA and NBPA reportedly agreed to the change on Monday.

Robinson-Earl, who was the 32nd pick, has emerged as a key player for the Thunder this season. He is averaging 7.5 points and 5.8 rebounds on 42.4% shooting from the field in 32 games, including 24 starts. He recorded 15 points and seven rebounds on Sunday.

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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