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Luka Doncic Enters COVID Protocols

The Blazers are scheduled to face the shorthanded Mavericks next Monday.

NBA: Portland Trail Blazers at Dallas Mavericks Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Luka Doncic is the latest NBA superstar to enter Health and Safety Protocols. The Dallas Mavericks guard may be away from the team when the Mavericks face the Portland Trail Blazers in their scheduled game on December 27th. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski and Tim MacMahon reported that Doncic and Trey Burke went into Health and Safety Protocols today, joining Tim Hardaway Jr, Maxi Kleber, and Josh Green.

Earlier today, the NBA announced that the Blazers’ contest with the Brooklyn Nets, scheduled for Thursday, December 23rd, has been postponed due to COVID-19. The Mavericks are now Portland’s next opponent.

Dallas may have some of their players back by tip-off against Portland. The NBA requires that vaccinated players return two consecutive negative COVID tests in 24 hours in order to return.

Doncic has averaged 25.6 points, 8.0 rebounds, and 8.5 assists over 21 games for Dallas so far this season. The Mavericks are 3-6 in games in which he has not played.

As of yet, the Trail Blazers have not reported any players entering COVID protocols.