Bulls star DeMar DeRozan has entered COVID-19 health and safety protocols, the team announced Monday. He will not play in Chicago’s home game against the Denver Nuggets on Monday night and could miss several games.
DeRozan joins teammate Javonte Green in protocols, while Coby White is out after testing positive with COVID-19 last week. DeRozan will have to show two consecutive negative PCR tests within 24 hours before he can return to court.
On Monday, DeRozan was named Eastern Conference Player of the Week after averaging 30.3 points, 5.7 rebounds and 4.0 assists while shooting 59 percent from the field when Chicago went 3-0 last week. That piece included an impressive win over the Brooklyn Nets on Saturday.
The Bulls are currently 16-8, half a game behind Brooklyn for the Eastern Conference lead.
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