The Brooklyn Nets will be short handed for the foreseeable future. Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant have reportedly entered the NBA’s health and safety protocols. In total, the Nets have lost nine players due to health and safety protocols. Still, the league is pushing for teams to sign more players in order to avoid canceling games.
“In an effort to hopefully avoid game disruptions, the NBA and NBPA are discussing a plan that would require teams decimated by COVID to sign additional replacement players,” Baxter Holmes of ESPN tweeted on Friday.
“On an NBA Board of Governors call Friday, there was an overwhelming sentiment among NBA owners to do whatever is necessary to avoid postponements and cancellations this season,” Adam Wojnarowski added.
Falling in line with this sentiment, the Nets have signed Wenyen Gabriel, Langston Galloway, James Ennis III and Shaq Harrison within the last two days. As it stands now, the Nets are still planning to play back-to-back home games against the Magic and Nuggets this weekend.