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Rui Hachimura and Moritz Wagner are the Wizards players under coronavirus protocols

The Washington Wizards frontcourt players are going to be under quarantine until further notice.

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Rui Hachimura and Moritz Wagner are under coronavirus protocol.
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On Tuesday, the Washington Wizards released their injury report for tomorrow’s game against the Utah Jazz. In the report, they announced that Rui Hachimura and Moritz Wagner will sit out the game because they are the players in the NBA’s health and safety protocols.

Hachimura is averaging 13.6 points and 4.6 rebounds per game. Since he is a regular starter and also missed four games due to a significant eye infection, his absence will further strain the Wizards’ already hollowed out starting lineup.

According to Wizards head coach Scott Brooks in media availability Tuesday afternoon, he does not believe that tomorrow’s game will be postponed. That said, it remains to be seen if more players are told to enter coronavirus protocols, or test positive for COVID-19 altogether.

The NBA has taken some steps to limit the spread of the virus despite the fact that teams are playing in home markets this season in an announcement that was also released today. Among other things, players are required to stay at home except to commute or for essential activities, like grocery shopping. And when on the road, they cannot have any guests at hotel rooms. Also, team meetings must be held in a place where social distancing can take place.