76ers list seven players as questionable due to COVID-19
Tomorrow’s matinee against the Denver Nuggets is currently in question after news broke last night that Seth Curry tested positive for COVID-19. The entire 76ers team was placed under quarantine. Right now, the 76ers have seven players listed as questionable while contact tracing is done.
Outside of those seven players, the Sixers have four players listed as out for tomorrow’s game. Alongside Curry, Terrance Ferguson, Furkan Korkmaz, and Mike Scott will not be playing due to various reasons outside of COVID protocol. Joel Embiid, Danny Green, Tobias Harris, Shake Milton, Vincent Poirier, Paul Reed, and Matisse Thybulle are currently listed as questionable due to health and safety protocol.
League rules require any NBA team to have at least eight players dressed to allow the game to continue. If all seven were ruled out, the Sixers would only have 6. Ben Simmons, Tyrese Maxey, Dwight Howard, Dakota Mathias, Tony Bradley, and Isaiah Joe are the only ones cleared to play so far.
The Sixers play at home tomorrow and have a bus ready to take them from New York back to Philadelphia tonight. It is still unclear when the tests will return and if any other teams have had a positive test as a result.
The 76ers aren’t the only team with a COVID outbreak. The Dallas Mavericks are also without 3 players due to a positive test and Boston has placed three players in quarantine. Brooklyn was without Kevin Durant last night due to quarantine as well.
If the game tomorrow is unable to be played, it will be the NBA’s second postponed game due to COVID-19. Oklahoma City and Houston had to cancel their opening game due to positive tests. Philadelphia is expected to tip-off at 3:00 tomorrow if everything comes back good.
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