Two months into the 2021-22 NBA season, the league is feeling the effects of the latest COVID-19 surge.

In the first six weeks of the season, 16 players were placed into the league’s COVID health and safety protocols, which sideline any player that tests positive for COVID-19 for a minimum of five days. The month of December has marked a major uptick.

MORE: Explaining the NBA’s COVID-19 health and safety protocols

As a result, more than 10 games have been postponed.

Per NBA rules, a game is only postponed when a team has fewer than eight available players, but that issue had largely been avoided due to the NBA’s hardship exemption, which grants teams temporary roster spots in the event of an outbreak or several serious injuries.

MORE: NBA’s hardship exemption, explained

Sporting News has the list of NBA players currently in the league’s protocols:

NBA players in COVID health and safety protocols

Atlanta Hawks (two players, head coach)

  • Gorgui Dieng
  • Nate McMillan

Boston Celtics (one player) 

Charlotte Hornets (one player)

Chicago Bulls (one player)

Cleveland Cavaliers (one player)

Dallas Mavericks (four players)

  • Trey Burke
  • Boban Marjanovic
  • Kristaps Porzingis
  • Isaiah Thomas

Denver Nuggets (one player)

Detroit Pistons (two players)

  • Cory Joseph
  • Isaiah Stewart

Houston Rockets (three players)

  • Armoni Brooks
  • Usman Garuba
  • DeJon Jarreau

Indiana Pacers (five players)

  • Isaiah Jackson
  • Kelan Martin
  • Caris LeVert
  • TJ Warren
  • Goga Bitadze

LA Clippers (two players, head coach)

  • Luke Kennard
  • Tyronn Lue
  • Ivica Zubac

Memphis Grizzlies (four players)

  • Dillon Brooks
  • John Konchar
  • De’Anthony Melton
  • Xavier Tillman

Miami Heat (three players)

  • Marcus Garrett
  • Udonis Haslem
  • Gabe Vincent

Milwaukee Bucks (four players, head coach)

  • Grayson Allen
  • Pat Connaughton
  • George Hill
  • Mike Budenholzer
  • Jrue Holiday

New Orleans Pelicans (one player)

Oklahoma City Thunder (two players, head coach)

  • Isaiah Roby
  • Mark Daigneault
  • Jeremiah Robinson-Earl

Orlando Magic (two players)

  • Markelle Fultz
  • Robin Lopez

Philadelphia 76ers (five players, head coach)

  • Tyrese Maxey
  • Myles Powell
  • Paul Reed
  • Jaden Springer
  • Matisse Thybulle
  • Doc Rivers

Phoenix Suns (two players)

Portland Trail Blazers (one player)

Sacramento Kings (one player)

  • Richaun Holmes
  • Chimezie Metu

San Antonio Spurs (six players)

  • Keldon Johnson
  • Doug McDermott
  • Devin Vassell
  • Lonnie Walker
  • Derrick White
  • Thaddeus Young

Toronto Raptors (two players)

  • Svi Mykhailiuk
  • Yuta Watanabe

Utah Jazz (two players)

Washington Wizards (four players)

  • Anthony Gill
  • Montrezl Harrell
  • Tremont Waters
  • Brad Wanamaker

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