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After obtaining the approval of the NBA, James Harden, Paul Millsap and Jevon Carter will be able to resume competition with the Brooklyn Nets this Saturday in the game against the Los Angeles Lakers.

The Brooklyn Nets poke their heads underwater. The New York franchise must face the spread of the coronavirus in its ranks, which has forced no less than thirteen players to be isolated since December 13. Not having enough players available, the team led by Steve Nash saw the game scheduled for Thursday against the Portland Trail Blazers be postponed to a later date. However, regarding the December 25 meeting against the Los Angeles Lakers, the situation seems to be improving. Indeed, during a press conference this Thursday, the Nets coach confirmed that three players were able to get out of the coronavirus protocol put in place by the NBA. James Harden, Paul Millsap and Jevon Carter will be available for the franchise’s next meeting based at Barclays Arena.. “We don’t expect to see other players come out of protocol in time for the Christmas Day game, but it is still possible,” said Steve Nash.

Three other players in turn put in solitary confinement

However, the good news of the return of these three elements is clouded by the entry of three other players in this draconian health protocol. Indeed, Cam Thomas, David Duke Jr and Kessler Edwards had to be placed in solitary confinement in order to limit the risk of additional contamination. They join the long list of players unavailable for health reasons, which includes Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving and LaMarcus Aldridge. “I think you must have two negative tests 24 hours apart. So that gives us until (Thursday) evening and tomorrow (Friday) evening to have two negative tests, but we don’t necessarily expect someone to break out of protocol, recalled Steve Nash during his press conference on Thursday. We have enough players available to play. I think we incorporated four elements from G-League. As a result, we have room to reach eight players who are able to play.. A tense situation that does not help the Nets to defend their first place in the standings of the Eastern Conference.



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