11 NBA Games Rescheduled Due to COVID-19 Surge

Heat's Hassan Whiteside grabs a rebound from Pelicans' forward Dante Cunningham
Heat's Hassan Whiteside grabs a rebound from Pelicans' forward Dante Cunningham. Photo by Stephen Lew/CSM/REX/Shutterstock

The National Basketball Association has confirmed the rescheduling of 11 NBA games that were postponed as a result of a surge in COVID-19 cases across the United States and Canada. In total, 21 games will need to be rescheduled, with eight games being affected by the need to reschedule the aforementioned games while two more are scheduled to be played at a different time on the same day.

Nineteen teams are affected by the postponements, with the Toronto Raptors awaiting the adjustment of six games. Several teams will face the prospect of playing multiple games within a severely short timeframe. All of the rescheduled games are set to take place from Sunday, January 9th until Monday the 31st.

Since the outbreak of the omicron variant, over 100 NBA players and numerous head coaches have tested positive for coronavirus. This is in spite of the added health protocols that have been enforced by the league in an effort to suppress the spread of the virus.

In addition to rescheduling the aforementioned games, the NBA will also do its best to accommodate teams by enabling teams to recruit additional players on a short terms basis should they lack the required number of available players in order to proceed with a match.

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