James Harden among list of Nets to enter NBA's Health & Safety Protocols

Published December 15, 2021, 8:00 AMNBA.com News Services

Nets now have 7 players in league protocols, with Harden and Bruce Brown entering on Tuesday.

Brooklyn Nets guards James Harden and Bruce Brown have entered the NBA’s Health and Safety Protocols, the team announced Tuesday evening.

Harden and Brown will be inactive until further notice, joining five other Brooklyn players sidelined for the same reason.

LaMarcus Aldridge, DeAndre’ Bembry, Jevon Carter and James Johnson entered the NBA’s Health and Safety Protocols on Tuesday morning ahead of the Nets’ home game against Toronto. Paul Millsap was placed in Health and Safety protocols on Monday.

The NBA’s Health and Safety Protocols require players to be sidelined at least 10 days or record two negative tests in a 24-hour period before they can resume basketball activities.

Durant, who was listed as questionable on the initial injury report with right ankle soreness, is active for the game against Toronto.

The Nets have been playing short-handed all season after Kyrie Irving refused to get vaccinated, making him unable to play home games because of a New York vaccine mandate.

The team decided not to let him play solely in road games.

The NBA postponed two Chicago Bulls games this week because 10 of their players were in Health and Safety protocols.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.