The streaking 76ers will be without their second-best player for an extended period of time. Tobias Harris tested positive for COVID-19 and could be sidelined at least 10 days, according to sources. The power forward, who is vaccinated, received the positive PCR test result on Tuesday night. A vaccinated player only has to take a test if they are symptomatic or were in close contact with someone who has tested positive. Harris was both. He has been experiencing fatigue and congestion.
Source: Keith Pompey @ The Philadelphia Inquirer
What’s the buzz on Twitter?
Shams Charania @ShamsCharania
Sources: Cleveland’s Lauri Markkanen is expected to miss several games due to health and safety protocols.
Around NBA, Markkanen, Cavaliers’ Kevin Love, Milwaukee’s Khris Middleton and Philadelphia’s Tobias Harris have entered protocols this week. – 12:00 PM
Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Danny Green is out tomorrow against the Bulls due to left hamstring tightness
Tobias Harris is out due to the health and safety protocols
Ben Simmons remains out due to personal reasons
Joel Embiid is not listed on the injury report #Sixers – 5:41 PM
Noah Levick @NoahLevick
Tobias Harris (health and safety protocols), Danny Green (left hamstring tightness) and Ben Simmons (personal reasons) are listed as out for Sixers-Bulls on Wednesday night. – 5:35 PM
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Shams Charania: Spurs center Jakob Poeltl has entered health and safety protocols and is expected to miss several games, sources tell @TheAthletic @Stadium. Poeltl is averaging 13.9 points and 9.7 rebounds for San Antonio so far this season. -via Twitter @ShamsCharania / November 3, 2021
Adrian Wojnarowski: NBA players testing positive have two avenues toward a return to play — waiting 10 days from testing positive or onset of symptoms, or passing consecutive negative PCR tests 24 hours apart. Finally, players who experienced symptoms must pass cardiac testing prior to a return. -via Twitter @wojespn / November 3, 2021
Keith Pompey: #Sixers PF Tobias Harris received a positive COVID-19 test, according to sources. He will miss at least 10 days. This is sad for the vaccinated player, who took all the proper precautions to remain safe. -via Twitter @PompeyOnSixers / November 3, 2021
Source: Yahoo Sports