There appears to be a COVID-19 outbreak looming in the NBA right now. The Brooklyn Nets are the latest victim of the virus with one of their key veterans reportedly entering the league's health and safety protocols.

According to ESPN's NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski, Nets veteran Paul Millsap has been placed under the NBA's COVID protocols:

No further details have been released but at this point, it would be safe to assume that the Nets will be without Millsap for an extended period. It is unclear if Millsap has tested positive for the virus, but either way, Kevin Durant and Co. will need to navigate the next few games without one of their veteran rotational players.

Since joining the Nets as a free agent last summer, Millsap has averaged 11.2 minutes off the bench for Brooklyn. In his limited run, the former All-Star has put up 3.4 points and 3.7 rebounds per game. He's no longer the star he once was during his younger years, but Millsap's veteran presence is still an important element in coach Steve Nash's roster.

It is worth noting that the NBA just postponed its first game of the season due to COVID protocols. The Chicago Bulls have 10 players under the health and safety protocols and as a result, the NBA has decided to postpone their next two games.