Heat add 7 players to Health and Safety Protocols list, including Jimmy Butler, Bam Adebayo and Goran Dragic

The Boston Celtics and the Miami Heat teams kneel during the playing of the National Anthem before the start of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, in Miami. (AP Photo/Marta Lavandier) (Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

MIAMI – The Miami Heat are going to be very shorthanded in the coming days due to COVID-19 safety protocols.

After conducting contact tracing, the Heat has listed several players as ‘OUT’ on the Health and Safety Protocols list.

Those players are Jimmy Butler, Bam Adebayo, Kendick Nunn, Goran Dragic, Udonis Haslem, Moe Harkless and KZ Okpala. They join Avery Bradley, who was placed on the list Sunday.

Miami’s game on Sunday against the Boston Celtics was postponed, reportedly because a Heat player’s coronavirus test came back with inconclusive results.

Now with very limited resources on the roster, Miami is in Philadelphia for back-to-back games against the Sixers on Tuesday and Thursday.

Currently available to play are Meyers Leonard, Tyler Herro, Andre Iguodala, Precious Achiuwa, Kelly Olynyk, Duncan Robinson, Chris Silva, Gabe Vincent and Max Strus.

Miami lists Leonard as questionable with a shoulder injury, Olynyk as probable with a groin injury and Vincent probable with a knee injury.


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