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Heat add seven more players to health and safety list

The Miami Heat were unable to play against the Boston Celtics on Sunday due to the NBA's COVID-19 protocols. 

It now appears Miami may not have a squad to face the Philadelphia 76ers on Tuesday. 

The Heat have announced that Bam Adebayo, Jimmy Butler, Goran Dragic, Maurice Harkless, Udonis Haslem, Kendrick Nunn, and KZ Okpala have all been added to the club's health and safety protocol list following contact tracing and won't be available through at least Tuesday night. 

As noted by ESPN, guard Avery Bradley was placed on the list on Sunday before the Celtics game was postponed. ESPN added that the Heat players were still in their Boston hotel awaiting further instructions as of the posting of this piece. 

Earlier in the day, the NBA postponed Monday's matchup between the Dallas Mavericks and New Orleans Pelicans and also Tuesday's game between the Celtics and Chicago Bulls because of coronavirus-related issues. Less than one month into the regular season, the NBA is already staring at the real possibility of having to go back on pause. 

While Miami social media managers can't do anything about the club's current status, we'll give them credit for having a little bit of fun with the situation: 

Zac Wassink is a football and futbol aficionado who is a PFWA member and is probably yelling about Tottenham Hotspur at the moment. Erik Lamela and Eli Manning apologist. Chanted for Matt Harvey to start the ninth inning of Game 5 of the 2015 World Series at Citi Field. Whoops. You can find him on Twitter at @ZacWassink

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