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Bulls star DeMar DeRozan enters COVID protocols

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Dec 2, 2021; New York, New York, USA; Chicago Bulls forward DeMar DeRozan (11) controls the ball against New York Knicks guard Alec Burks (18) during the fourth quarter at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports
Dec 2, 2021; New York, New York, USA; Chicago Bulls forward DeMar DeRozan (11) controls the ball against New York Knicks guard Alec Burks (18) during the fourth quarter at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Chicago Bulls star forward DeMar DeRozan entered the NBA’s COVID-19 health and safety protocols Monday, the team announced.

DeRozan will miss Monday’s game against the Denver Nuggets and could miss several more depending on whether he tested positive or was a close contact of someone who had, which is not yet known.

Earlier in the day, DeRozan was named Eastern Conference Player of the Week. He averaged 30.3 points and 5.7 rebounds per game in a three-game span last week, during which Chicago went 3-0. Entering Monday, he ranked fourth in the NBA with 26.4 points per game.

Vaccinated players still have to quarantine if they test positive, whether or not they show symptoms. Vaccinated players are not required to be quarantined for a close contact of a positive case, but they would then be tested for the coronavirus.

–Field Level Media