Chicago Bulls center Nikola Vucevic will miss next Wednesday’s game against the Portland Trail Blazers.
Vucevic entered the NBA’s health and safety protocols today after testing positive for COVID-19 and will miss at least 10 days, multiple sources reported, including Shams Charania of The Athletic.
Sources: Bulls center Nikola Vucevic tested positive for coronavirus and will miss at least 10 days due to health and safety protocols.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) November 11, 2021
According to a report from NBC Sports Chicago, all Chicago players are fully vaccinated.
The Bulls play six games in the next 10 days. Vucevic — a two-time All-Star — is averaging 13.6 points, 10.9 rebounds 4.3 assists per game this season.
The big man guarded Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid in two games over a four-day stretch last week. Embiid tested positive for COVID-19 Monday morning, becoming the fourth 76er to test positive for the virus in November. Philadelphia players Mattise Thybulle and Isaiah Joe tested positive for COVID-19 last week in between the first and second matchup with Chicago.
Philadelphia’s difficult month with COVID-19 started Nov. 1 when forward Tobias Harris received a positive test 40 minutes before tipoff against the Blazers.