What’s the price of a haircut today? For the Rockets, it may very well be a win.
On Wednesday, reviews broke that the Rockets had been dealing with huge coronavirus considerations, with The Athletic’s Shams Charania and ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reporting that a number of gamers had been despatched residence as a part of Houston coronavirus tracing procedures in place.
The contact tracing protocol was apparently linked to a number of gamers getting haircuts at an residence — not the staff facility — previous to the beginning of the season, per Wojnarowski, leaving their standing doubtful for tonight’s season opener. John Wall returned a destructive check however nonetheless might not play in Wednesday evening’s sport.
With James Harden already probably out of tonight’s sport after being noticed at an occasion, breaking the NBA’s coronavirus protocols, the Rockets might come up manner brief in tonight’s matchup with the Thunder.
This is what we all know:
Is John Wall enjoying tonight?
Per ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, Rockets coronavirus contact tracing protocols kicked in after rookie Kenyon Martin Jr. was linked to haircuts happening away from the staff facility that featured a number of different gamers on the staff, together with new guard John Wall.
There was a gaggle of Houston gamers — together with Martin, John Wall, DeMarcus Cousins — away from the power at an residence getting haircuts, sources stated. That is led to the contact tracing on Wall and Cousins as staff awaits extra testing outcomes on Martin, sources stated.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) December 23, 2020
A number of gamers linked to the Rockets’ coronavirus contact tracing process had been despatched residence, main their availability in query for the Rockets season opener on Wednesday evening:
- John Wall (Adverse check)
- DeMarcus Cousins (Adverse check)
- Ben McLemore (Examined constructive)
- Kenyon Martin Jr. (Examined constructive)
- Jae’Sean Tate (Inconclusive)
McLemore’s check was not associated to the exams taken by others. More tests must be taken with a view to decide the veracity of the earlier check outcomes.
Moreover, James Harden’s availability is in query after being video-taped away from staff services. Preliminary reviews indicated that Harden might have been at a strip membership, however Harden clarified he went to an occasion at only a membership (not of the strip selection).
James Harden clarified that the occasion in query was not at a strip membership. By doing so, he admits violating the NBA’s COVID-19 protocols, which prohibit gamers from going to bars, lounges or golf equipment or social occasions with greater than 15 individuals. pic.twitter.com/K7GnJTxGBo
— Tim MacMahon (@espn_macmahon) December 23, 2020
Per Wojnarowski, Martin isn’t at present feeling any coronavirus signs.