Magic’s Bol Bol placed in league’s COVID-19 health and safety protocols – The Mercury News
Orlando Magic big man Bol Bol was placed under the league’s COVID-19 health and safety protocols on Tuesday and will miss tomorrow’s home game against the Oklahoma City Thunder.
It was unclear on Tuesday whether he would also miss Thursday’s home game against the Memphis Grizzlies, the second night in a row, but he likely will.
“I just want him to feel better more than anything,” coach Jamahl Mosley said after practice on Tuesday. “It’s the most important piece for us.”
Bol’s return will depend on the results of his COVID-19 tests in the coming days. Each case is individually reviewed and approved by a physician.
Tomorrow will be the first game Bol will miss this season.
He averaged 12 points (58.8% shooting, 38.8% on 3s), 7.1 rebounds and 1.6 blocks in the Magic’s first 37 games (32 starts).
Bol and Franz Wagner are the only Magic players to play every game.
Wagner will also sit tomorrow, serving a one-game suspension for being one of eight Magic players who came off the bench in the Dec. 28 on-court altercation with the Detroit Pistons — a rule violation. the league.
Kevon Harris and Admiral Schofield will also serve their one-game suspensions while Moe Wagner will serve the second game of his suspension.
Chuma Okeke remains out and is not expected to be reevaluated for at least two weeks after undergoing left knee surgery in mid-December.
Jonathan Isaac (recovering from a left knee injury) and Jalen Suggs (painful right ankle) fully participated in training on Monday and Tuesday, encouraging signs for their rehabilitation, but will not be available.
The nine players who will be available for the Magic: Markelle Fultz, Gary Harris, Terrence Ross, Paolo Banchero, Wendell Carter Jr., Cole Anthony, Mo Bamba, Caleb Houstan and RJ Hampton.
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