The NBA has decided to postpone another game on Wednesday as the Chicago Bulls and Toronto Raptors were supposed to play but both teams are still dealing with a boatload of COVID-19 problems.
Sources: The Chicago Bulls-Toronto Raptors game tonight has been postponed.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) December 22, 2021
While the Bulls’ covid situation has been improving, the Raptors are getting worse. Prior to the NBA’s announcement, OG Anunoby also entered the league’s health and safety protocols. That means Toronto didn’t the required eight players available to play this contest.
The Raps are currently without Fred VanVleet, Gary Trent Jr, Pascal Siakam, and Anunoby, among others. They’re dealing with a full-blown outbreak and haven’t played since Saturday night against the Warriors.
Despite the ongoing COVID-19 problems across the NBA, commissioner Adam Silver has reiterated that he has no plans of stopping the season even though the Omicron variant is causing serious problems. That being said, many teams are simply being forced to sign G-League players and veterans to 10-day hardship contracts to fill in for the time being.
A contest between the Brooklyn Nets and Portland Trail Blazers was also postponed for Thursday, which puts the Nets’ showdown with the Lakers on Christmas Day in jeopardy.
This is a messy situation, but the NBA insists they will push through.