Friday’s contest between the Trail Blazers and Grizzlies has been postponed. According to The Athletic’s Shams Charania, the NBA has postponed the next three games for the Grizzlies.
The Grizzlies‘ next three games against Portland and Sacramento have been postponed.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) January 21, 2021
ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski added context the latest coronavirus-related postponement.
To be clearer: League says games are postponed due to "unavailable players" on the roster, and "contact tracing for other players." League doesn't specify that Memphis is without eight eligible players for games. https://t.co/3anLv3lSrc— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) January 21, 2021
Wednesday’s contest between Memphis and Portland was also postponed as the Grizzlies observe the NBA’s contact tracing protocols. The Grizzlies last played on Monday against the Suns. Prior to that game, the Grizzlies faced the 76ers. Like the Grizzlies, the Sixers have dealt with game postponements of their own.
Following today’s news, the Blazers next contest is set to unfold on Sunday when the Knicks visit the Moda Center. For the Grizzlies, the next game on their schedule is set for Jan. 27 against the Bulls.