NBA, NBPA near a deal to reduce the 10-day quarantine for COVID-positive players

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The NBA and National Basketball Players Association are near an agreement to reduce the 10-day quarantine periods for COVID-positive players, according to ESPN.

The arrangement is expected to be shared with teams soon and it would make it possible for certain players to return after a six-day absence, depending on testing procedures.

It remains to be seen how, and if, the new agreement will impact the Christmas Day games.

The NBA, which is following a similar NFL protocols change, has been following the guidance of both league and union infectious disease specialists. The NBA also has been studying recent research in the UK and elsewhere.

The NBA has had 141 players entered into health and safety protocols this season, including 127 in December. Three players entered the protocols multiple times in December. The omicron variant of the virus has been responsible for 90% of cases.

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