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Report: NBA postponding Wizards-Pacers Summer League game due to health and safety protocols

The Wizards do not have enough players for the contest due to ongoing contact tracing.

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Corey Kispert looks on during the 2021 NBA Draft on July 29, 2021 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.
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The NBA is postponing Sunday’s Summer League contest between the Washington Wizards and Indiana Pacers due to health and safety protocols, according to Shams Charania. The Wizards are undergoing contact tracing and therefore do not have enough players to participate in the game.

The Wizards have struggled with COVID outbreaks. The team had a series of postponements and rescheduled games due to an outbreak during the regular season. Star guard Bradley Beal had to miss the Tokyo Summer Olympics due to testing positive for the virus.

Washington has two promising rookies in Summer League with Corey Kispert and Isaiah Todd. Indiana has high hopes for Chris Duarte and Isaiah Jackson, its two first-round draft picks.

There’s no indication of any other Summer League teams at risk with health and safety protocols, but the development is worth monitoring as the league flocks to Las Vegas for the unofficial start of the 2021-22 season.