Raptors ahead Pascal Siakam is predicted to miss Toronto’s ultimate three recreation of the primary half of the season and can stay within the NBA’s well being and security protocol by the 2021 All-Star recreation, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reports.
In accordance to the NBA’s health and safety protocols for this season, anybody who checks optimistic for COVID-19 both has to check detrimental twice 24 hours aside or go a minimum of 10 days after the primary check or the onset of signs earlier than returning.
Siakam didn’t play within the the Raptors 122–111 victory in opposition to Houston on Friday. Siakam, a 2020 NBA All-Star, is averaging 20.1 factors, 7.5 rebounds and 4.8 assists per recreation whereas taking pictures 45.3% from the sphere in 30 video games this season.
Toronto (17-17) sits fourth within the Jap Convention standings.
As well as to Siakam sitting out, Raptors coach Nick Nurse and 5 different coaches not too long ago entered the NBA’s well being and security protocols, in accordance to the staff.
General manager Bobby Webster didn’t disclose whether or not the coaches examined optimistic, had inconclusive checks or had been recognized by contact tracing throughout his press convention Friday night.
Together with Sergio Scariolo, who’s filling in as performing head coach, Toronto had 4 coaches on the bench in opposition to Houston. Webster urged the staff may’ve known as up a number of G League coaches if its affiliate, the Raptors 905, weren’t enjoying on Friday evening. He did say this could possibly be an choice transferring ahead.
Nurse and the 5 assistants labored remotely. The staff says particulars of the coaches’ returns shall be made public “when applicable.”
The Raptors return to motion Sunday at dwelling in opposition to the Bulls.