January 6th 2022 at 5:00pm CST by Dana Gauruder
Rudy Gobert has entered the league’s health and safety protocols. He returned two rapid negative tests on Thursday but his PCR test overnight came back positive, according to Tony Jones of The Athletic (Twitter links). Of course, the Jazz center’s COVID-19 positive in March 2020 led to postponements and cancellations across the sports world. Gobert is having another fine season, averaging 15.5 PGG and 15.1 RPG.
We have more on players entering or exiting protocols:
- Bucks point guard Jrue Holiday has entered protocols, Jim Owczarski of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel tweets. Holiday, who was also in protocols last season, joins teammates George Hill, Grayson Allen and Pat Connaughton.
- After eight teammates exited protocols this week, Pistons guard Frank Jackson entered protocols, Rod Beard of the Detroit News tweets. Jackson is currently sidelined with an ankle injury.
- Clippers guard Xavier Moon has entered protocols, Andrew Greif of the Los Angeles Times tweets. Moon signed a second 10-day contract under the hardship exception on Tuesday.
- Raptors swingman Svi Mykhailiuk has cleared protocols and is available for Friday’s game against Utah, Josh Lewenberg of TSN Sports tweets.