The game Friday between the Minnesota Timberwolves and Memphis Grizzlies has been postponed due to health and safety protocols, The Athletic’s Shams Charania reported late Friday evening. The number of games being postponed due to Covid-19 concerns is getting too high to count at this point. The NBA has been forced to postpone multiple games over this weekend and even some leaking into next week. The Washington Wizards announced they have 6 players who have tested positive for Covid-19.
Update: Karl-Anthony Towns has announced that he has tested positive for Covid-19. This is likely why the game was canceled because players needed to be placed in health and safety protocols as a result.
This likely ruins the potential return of Grizzlies PG Ja Morant (ankle), who was considered questionable for Friday’s game. He has missed the past eight games for the Grizzlies after suffering a bad sprained ankle on Dec. 28. So Morant will need to wait until possibly Saturday against the Philadelphia 76ers for a return to the lineup.