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Report: Knicks’ Nerlens Noel enters COVID protocol

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Dec 21, 2021; New York, New York, USA;  Detroit Pistons forward Trey Lyles (8) handles the ball as  New York Knicks center Nerlens Noel (3) falls to the floor in the third quarter at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports
Dec 21, 2021; New York, New York, USA; Detroit Pistons forward Trey Lyles (8) handles the ball as New York Knicks center Nerlens Noel (3) falls to the floor in the third quarter at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports

New York Knicks forward Nerlens Noel entered the NBA’s health and safety protocols, ESPN reported Wednesday.

Noel will become the Knicks’ seventh player on the list, joining forwards Obi Toppin and Kevin Knox II as well as guards Immanuel Quickley, RJ Barrett, Miles McBride and Quentin Grimes.

Noel, 27, is averaging 3.5 points and 5.8 rebounds in 17 games (10 starts) this season.

The Knicks (14-17) have won two of their last three games heading into Thursday’s contest against the visiting Washington Wizards.

–Field Level Media