The Charlotte Hornets are the latest team to have a game postponed due to NBA Health and Saftey Protocols.
On Monday, the NBA announced that Wednesday’s game between the Charlotte Hornets and Washington Wizards has been postponed. The game was scheduled to take place in Charlotte at the Spectrum Center.
Because of ongoing contact tracing with the Wizards, the team will not have the league-required eight players available to proceed with the scheduled game against the Hornets.
The Wizards will not be able to play the game because they will not have the eight players required to compete due to contact tracing from COVID-19. The Wizards have not played since January 11; their last five games have been postponed due to league health and safety protocols. This is the first time this season that the Hornets have had a game postponed.
The Hornets will now be off until Friday night when they are scheduled to host the Chicago Bulls at 7:00 pm. The Hornets already had a rare three days off in their schedule between Saturday’s loss to the Raptors and Wednesday’s scheduled game.
According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the NBA is considering expanding rosters with more two-way players to give additional flexibility when players are unavailable.