UPDATE 1:22 P.M. – the game is now postponed
Sources: Philadelphia-New Orleans tonight appears in jeopardy: Andre Drummond and Shake Milton have entered COVID-19 protocols, joining Georges Niang. Furkan Korkmaz (illness) and three others are out and Danny Green, Joel Embiid, Tyrese Maxey are questionable to play.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) December 19, 2021
On the 11:30 a.m. league injury report, New Orleans doesn’t have anybody listed in the protocol, so it seems like they’re okay. But the Sixers played Brooklyn on Thursday night, and now they’ve got Kevin Durant and others in the protocol, so it seems like this thing is just going around the NBA right now. It was inevitable, probably, that it would come into the Sixers’ camp again.
If we’re keeping track, the following players have all gone into the protocol at some point this season:
- Joel Embiid
- Matisse Thybulle
- Tobias Harris
- Isaiah Joe
- Georges Niang
- now Milton and Drummond
That’s seven out of 16 total players, including the two-way guys as well. We’ll have to keep an eye on this and see if the game is postponed.