Wizards cancel practice as two players enter COVID-19 protocols


Less than 24 hours after the Wizards' best win of the 2020 season against the Phoenix Suns, the team has suffered a setback.

The team announced Tuesday morning that two unidentified players have entered the NBA's Health and Safety Protocols, and the scheduled practice had been canceled out of an abundance of caution.

The Wizards have played a stretch of games over the past week against teams having their own issues as a result of the ongoing pandemic.

According to Fred Katz of The Athletic, Nets F Kevin Durant entered quarantine a day after playing the Wizards, the 76ers had a positive test a day after playing Washington, the Celtics have had ongoing issues as a result of a positive test a day after playing them, and the Miami Heat lost half their roster a day after playing them.

The Celtics and Heat have both postponed games as a result of ongoing issues.

Celtics F Jayson Tatum had a conversation with Bradley Beal following the game on Friday in Boston, then reportedly tested positive for COVID that night. Beal was then held out of the Wizards matchup with Miami on Saturday due to close contact.

Beal returned to the team Monday against Phoenix, playing 35 minutes in the Wizards victory over the Suns.