The Washington Wizards will not have the eight players they need in the league for Wednesday’s home game against the Utah Jazz, causing them to be postponed, announced on Tuesday.
The Wizards are reaching out to several players following the COVID-19 contact, sources told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
This is the sixth NBA game this season to be postponed due to health and safety measures.
The Wizards canceled training on Tuesday before the league decided to postpone the game. The team then listed forward Rui Hachimura and center Moe Wagner as suspicious due to health and safety protocols in the injury report.
Pointguard Russell Westbrook is out this week with a left quad injury. And the team just lost center forward Thomas Bryant (ACL) to the past weekend.
“It̵7;s happening throughout the league and it’s happening,” Wizards coach Scott Brooks said of the cancellation of the training session, “and we know there is always the possibility that it might happen to the club. we
“We have to always pay attention to the safety of our players, our staff and their families. That is more important to me than playing games. If we have to cancel or pause games, I will be ready no matter what we have to do. For it, our players feel the same way. “