NBA COVID fallout: Lance Stephenson (Pacers), Mario Chalmers (Heat), among players signing 10-day contracts

New guidelines specify that groups missing out on several gamers since of favorable tests need to sign replacements

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With the omicron variation of COVID-19 dispersing at stunning speed, the NBA and the gamers union have actually accepted brand-new guidelines focused on assisting groups field fuller lineups and assisting the league prevent posts ponement. Groups are allowed to sign one replacement gamer for each gamer who checks favorable for COVID-19, and groups are needed to sign a minimum of one replacement gamer if 2 test favorable, a minimum of 2 replacement gamers if 3 test favorable and a minimum of 3 if 4 or more test favorable, per ESPN. (For a video game to be played, both groups need to have 8 offered gamers.)

The brand-new guidelines, which will be in result till Jan. 19, state that replacement gamers’ incomes will not count towards the income cap or high-end tax. When a group has numerous COVID cases on its lineup and need to sign a replacement, the gamer needs to be readily available by the start of its next video game.

More than 100 gamers have actually signed 10- day agreements, thanks to this brand-new challenge allowance. Isaiah Thomas made his Dallas Mavericks launching last Wednesday, after a brief stint with the Los Angeles Lakers, however went into health and wellness procedures the next day. Lance Stephenson, briefly Thomas’ colleague with the Grand Rapids Gold, is as soon as again a member of the Indiana Pacers after costs 10 days with the Atlanta Hawks.

Another not likely reunion: Mario Chalmers and the Miami Heat. The two-time champ has actually taken his skills back to South Beach after globetrotting from Italy to Greece to Puerto Rico. Chalmers, who had last appeared in an NBA video game in 2018 with the Memphis Grizzlies, was phoned from– you thought it!– Grand Rapids.

On Jan. 5, standard 10- day agreements– i.e. ones that do not need the challenge allowance– can be signed. This is of specific note to fans of the Los Angeles Lakers, as Stanley Johnson played his method into their starting lineup prior to his difficulty offer ended on Monday. Johnson and the Lakers have shared interest in another agreement, per ESPN.

If you’re having difficulty monitoring who has actually gone where, here is a team-by-team list of gamers who are on 10- day agreements, in addition to the date they signed (or, sometimes, the day the finalizing was reported):

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Atlanta Hawks

  • Chris Clemons (Dec. 29)
  • Cam Oliver (Dec. 29)
  • Justin Tillman (Dec. 28)
  • Chaundee Brown Jr. (Dec. 27)

Brooklyn Nets

  • Shaquille Harrison (Dec. 29; 2nd 10- day)
  • Langston Galloway (Dec. 26; 2nd 10- day)

Chicago Bulls

  • Mac McClung (Jan 1; 2nd 10- day)
  • Jordan Bell (Dec. 30)

Cleveland Cavaliers

  • Brandon Goodwin (Dec. 31)
  • Malik Newman (Dec. 29)

Dallas Mavericks

  • Marquese Chriss (Dec. 31; 2nd 10- day)
  • Theo Pinson (Dec. 31; 2nd 10- day)
  • Isaiah Thomas (Dec. 29)

Denver Nuggets

  • Carlik Jones (Jan. 1)
  • Rayjon Tucker (Dec. 31)
  • Davon Reed (Dec. 30; 3rd 10- day)

Detroit Pistons

  • Jaysean Paige (Dec. 31)
  • Micah Potter (Dec. 29)
  • Trayvon Palmer (Dec. 28)
  • Justin Robinson (Dec. 28)
  • Deividas Sirvydis (Dec. 26)

Houston Rockets

  • DeJon Jarreau (Dec. 28)

Indiana Pacers

  • Justin Anderson (Jan. 1)
  • Lance Stephenson (Jan. 1)
  • Ahmad Caver (Dec. 31)
  • Nate Hinton (Dec. 30)

Los Angeles Clippers

  • Wenyen Gabriel (Dec. 31)
  • Xavier Moon (Dec. 26)

Memphis Grizzlies

  • Jon Teske (Jan. 3)
  • DaQuan Jeffries (Jan. 1)
  • Dakota Mathias (Dec. 30)
  • Xavier Sneed (Dec. 27)

Miami Heat

  • Mario Chalmers (Dec. 31)
  • Chris Silva (Dec. 31)
  • Nik Stauskas (Dec. 31)
  • Kyle Guy (Dec. 30)
  • Haywood Highsmith (Dec. 30)
  • Aric Holman (Dec. 30)

Milwaukee Bucks

  • Luke Kornet (Jan. 3)

Minnesota Timberwolves

  • Greg Monroe (Dec. 27)

New Orleans Pelicans

  • Feron Hunt (Dec. 28)
  • Justin James (Dec. 26)

New York Knicks

  • Damyean Dotson (Dec. 31; 2nd 10- day)
  • Matt Mooney (Dec. 31; 2nd 10- day)

Oklahoma City Thunder

  • Jaylen Hoard (Dec. 29)
  • Rob Edwards (Dec. 27)
  • Scotty Hopson (Dec. 27)
  • Olivier Sarr (Dec. 27)

Orlando Magic

  • Tim Frazier (Dec. 31; 2nd 10- day)
  • Freddie Gillespie (Dec. 31; 2nd 10- day)
  • Admiral Schofield (Dec. 27; 2nd 10- day)
  • Hassani Gravett (Dec. 27; 2nd 10- day)

Philadelphia 76 ers

  • Charlie Brown Jr. (Jan. 3)

Phoenix Suns

  • Bismack Biyombo (Jan. 1)
  • Paris Bass (Dec. 31)
  • MJ Walker (Dec. 30)
  • Emanuel Terry (Dec. 27)

Portland Trail Blazers

  • Reggie Perry (Dec. 28)
  • Jarron Cumberland (Dec. 26)
  • Cameron McGriff (Dec. 26)
  • Brandon Williams (Dec. 26)

San Antonio Spurs

  • Jaylen Morris (Jan. 1)

Washington Wizards

  • Tremont Waters (Jan. 1)
  • Jaime Echenique (Dec. 30)
  • Brad Wanamaker (Dec. 29)
  • Alize Johnson (Dec. 28)
  • Craig Sword (Dec. 28)
  • Jordan Goodwin (Dec. 27)

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