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Chicago Bulls’ Nikola Vucevic enters health and safety protocols

Nov 10, 2021; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Chicago Bulls center Nikola Vucevic (9) is defended by Dallas Mavericks center Dwight Powell (7) during the second half at the United Center. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 10, 2021; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Chicago Bulls center Nikola Vucevic (9) is defended by Dallas Mavericks center Dwight Powell (7) during the second half at the United Center. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

Chicago Bulls big man Nikola Vucevic was placed in the NBA's health and safety protocols on Thursday, according to the team.

The Bulls listed Vucevic as out for Friday's game against the Golden State Warriors on their injury report.

According to NBC Chicago, Vucevic isn't traveling for the five-game Western road trip that starts with the game against the Warriors. He will miss at least 10 days.

Vucevic played 32 minutes during Chicago's 117-107 win over the Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday. He had 18 points and 10 rebounds.

The 31-year-old Vucevic is averaging 13.6 points and 10.9 rebounds in 11 games this season.

Vucevic was a two-time All-Star for the Orlando Magic before being dealt to the Bulls at last season's trading deadline.

The 11-year veteran has career averages of 16.8 points and 10.4 rebounds. He spent his first NBA season with the Philadelphia 76ers (2011-12) before spending 8 1/2 seasons the Magic.

--Field Level Media