The Covid protocol and the isolation that follows are now part of NBA jargon. All the teams have been affected by the Covid to different degrees, opening the possibility for G-League players to participate more actively in the season and limiting the possibility of some to be part of the iron men club.
This season, to date, only 13 players have not missed a single game of their team while not entering the famous « health and safety protocol ». There is the particular case of Russell westbrook, who has played every game possible with the Lakers, but was briefly in the Covid protocol.
So here are the 13 warriors or lucky ones of the NBA, it depends.
Two teams present more than one player in this case: the Phoenix Suns, with Chris paul and Mikal Bridges, and the Golden State Warriors, with Nemanja Bjelica and Kevon Looney.
Then 7 teams have an « indestructible ».
Buddy Hield of Sacramento is the one with the most appearances overall (43). We find with the same reliability: Eric Bledsoe the Los Angeles Clippers, Carmelo anthony the Los Angeles Lakers, Franz Wagner, the excellent rookie of the Magic, Deni Avdija, the sophomore of the Washington Wizards, Malik beasley the Minnesota Timberwolves, Dwight Powell the Dallas Mavericks, Saddiq Bey, the Detroit Pistons and finally Patty mills, of the Brooklyn Nets.
As the late Jean-Yves Lafesse would say, we want to wish them: « as long as it lasts! ».
CQFR: Westbrook and the alarming Lakers, Garland at the party