Replacement players? From Jordan Bell to GRIII to Leandro Barbosa, DubNation ponders
[Chriss signed by Dallas; first 7 paragraphs free]
The NBA and NBPA came to an agreement yesterday evening on replacement players, in the wake of a slew of players going into health and safety protocols. Among them: Andrew Wiggins, who now has joined Jordan Poole as the two Golden State Warriors who are out for at least tonight’s game and maybe more due to those protocols. Check behind the paywall for a small insider tidbit on Poole, below.
Baxter Holmes of ESPN originally broke the news of this agreement in the works a few days ago, then source-monger Shams Charania added the following logistical items:
Sources: NBA teams will now be required to sign one replacement player when they have two positive tests on the roster. For three positive tests, two replacement signings are required. For four positive results or more, three hardship signings required.
Charania later tweeted that teams with the ability to have 13 active players for the next game wouldn’t be forced to sign a replacement player, but he later deleted it.
Finally, also confirmed by my NBA insider source, teams are allowed to have their two-way players active for an unlimited number of games during the NBA season. Previously the rule had been a maximum of 50 each.
So… will Bob Myers be signing a guy soon? Who should he get?
Paid subscribers can access the results of a recent poll we did, below the paywall demarcation line 👇. I’ll go ahead and reveal that Marquese Chriss was the popular favorite, but then Chris Haynes reported that Chriss just signed with the Dallas Mavericks, so scratch him off the list. And I’ll also reveal an ulterior motive for signing as many replacement players as Myers is allowed…