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According to The Athletic’s Shams Charania, the Rockets could be without several players in their season opener due to coronavirus contact tracing, and now the game will be postponed.

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The game between the Houston Rockets and the Oklahoma City Thunder has been postponed, according to Shams Charania of the Athletic.

Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reported that it was due to a lack of personnel.

Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports announced that James Harden is unavailable for tonight’s game due to an apparent violation of protocols.

The Houston Rockets could be without several key players in their season opening matchup against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday. According to The Athletic’s Shams Charania, John Wall and DeMarcus Cousins are among several players that are expected to miss tonight’s game due to coronavirus contact tracing.

Both Wall and Cousins, who played at Kentucky together, joined the Rockets in the 2020 NBA offseason. Last season, the Rockets finished with a 44-28 record—earning them the No. 4 seed in the NBA Playoffs.

Tonight’s game between the Rockets and Thunder is scheduled to unfold in Houston at 5:00 pm PST.

Updates:

According to ESPN’s Tim MacMahon and Adrian Wojnarowski, Cousins has tested negative for coronavirus. Wojnarowksi also revealed that the Rockets’ current situation could be tied to a group of players getting haircuts at the same apartment.

According to the reports from ESPN’s contributors, KJ Martin, Ben McLemore and Jae’Sean Tate are among the players that are self isolating.