The NBA has postponed the game that this Thursday was to face the Golden State Warriors and the Denver Nuggets. The news was shared by journalist Shams Charania before it was confirmed by the franchises involved.
The reason for the suspension is due to the lack of personnel in the Colorado franchise, which does not have the minimum of eight players required to play a game. The Nuggets have significant long-term injury absences like those of Jamal Murray, Michael Porter Jr., Markus Howard and PJ Dozier. In addition, today the entry of Jeff Green, Bones Hyland and Zeke Nnaji in the health and safety protocols for COVID-19 was confirmed.
If the rest of the players had been available, Michael Malone would still have at his disposal a minimum of ten players. However, it is assumed that Vlatko Cancar, Aaron Gordon, Monte Morris and Austin Rivers, marked as questionables for the grief, they have not received a medical discharge.
The Nuggets have already signed Davion Reed under a ten-day deal and are expected to recruit new players before their next engagement, scheduled for Saturday with the Houston Rockets as rival.
This postponement is the eleventh that has occurred this season in the NBA.