February 29, 2024

The NBA has postponed the Golden State-Denver game scheduled for Thursday night after COVID-related issues have left the Nuggets without the necessary eight players required to play, a source told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

It is the 11th game to be postponed this season for virus-related reasons.
Nuggets coach Michael Malone entered the league’s health and safety protocols earlier Thursday along with other staff members, including two assistant coaches, sources said.

The Nuggets said forwards Jeff Green and Zeke Nnaji and guard Bones Hyland had also entered protocols.

In addition to the protocols, the Nuggets are dealing with several injuries, including questionable status on four players: Monte Morris, Aaron Gordon, Austin Rivers and Vlatko Cancar.

Assistant coach David Adelman will serve as acting head coach with Malone out, sources told ESPN.

Malone joins Doc Rivers (Philadelphia), Frank Vogel (Lakers), Monty Williams (Phoenix), Billy Donovan (Chicago), Chauncey Billups (Portland) and Mark Daigneault (Oklahoma City) as NBA coaches who have entered the COVID-19 protocols.

The Denver Post first reported about Malone and Adelman.

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