Heat guard Avery Bradley is the latest player to be sidelined due to the league’s health and safety protocols. He’ll miss Sunday’s game against the Celtics for that reason, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN. Bradley is expected to miss more games beyond Sunday’s tilt, Wojnarowski adds.
Last week, Bradley was listed on the Heat's injury report due to health and safety protocols because of a stomach illness. This is related to COVID-19 protocols, per Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun Sentinel.
Bradley departed the Lakers and signed a two-year, $11.6M contract with Miami in November. Thus far, Bradley is averaging 10.0 points and 1.7 assists in 22.9 minutes per game with the Heat. He opted out of last summer’s resumption.
The Celtics will be even more short-handed and might be down to the league’s minimum of eight players, per Marc Stein of the New York Times. They have three players listed as out due to COVID-19 protocols and another, star forward Jayson Tatum, listed as doubtful for that reason. Three other players are listed as questionable, including Jaylen Brown, due to those protocols. They also have two injured players on their roster.