The game between the Trail Blazers and Grizzlies scheduled to be played in Portland on Wednesday is being postponed due to COVID-19 contact tracing, reports ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski (via Twitter).
The Grizzlies, who last played on Monday night vs. Phoenix, are the team being affected by the NBA’s contact tracing protocols, per Wojnarowski (Twitter link).
Jonas Valanciunas was the only Memphis player who was ruled out on Monday due to the league’s health and safety protocols. It’s not clear if Wednesday’s contact tracing is related to the veteran center, or if members of the team have had potential close contact with someone else who tested positive.
The Blazers and Grizzlies are scheduled to play again in Portland on Friday, so unless the NBA’s contact tracing investigation resolves quickly, that game may be in danger of being pushed back as well.
This is the 16th NBA game so far during the 2020-21 season to be postponed.