Mavericks assistants Darrell Armstrong and Jared Dudley in health and safety protocol

Dallas Mavericks, Darrell Armstrong
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The Dallas Mavericks have wings Reggie Bullock and Josh Green in the health and safety protocols, and that number grew on Sunday when head coach Jason Kidd announced that assistants Darrell Armstrong and Jared Dudley joined them. All four Mavericks will miss Sunday’s game and are likely out for multiple contests.

The Mavs had a COVID outbreak last season that saw five players enter the health and safety protocols, and the team struggled mightily during that stretch. They were forced to battle back from that all season, and Dallas is hoping to avoid a similar outbreak.

The entire league is dealing with COVID issues and games are getting canceled daily. Should fans be concerned about the Mavs moving forward? How many people need to be out before games are not played? Let us take a closer look.

Dallas Mavericks have 2 assistant coaches in health and safety protocols

The Mavericks now have four people in the protocols, and coach Jared Dudley traveled with the team to Minnesota for Sunday’s game. Everyone has entered the protocols in the last two days, so this could be just the beginning for Dallas.

It is a situation to watch closely. The NBA has kept teams playing as long as they have eight healthy players. Replacement players have been signed in several cases to meet that requirement as the league attempts to avoid any postponements and cancelations.

Expect the Mavericks to keep playing, and they will have to try to win games without multiple members of their organization. Hopefully, the Mavs outbreak ends with two players and two coaches, but there are no guarantees. Keep a close eye on the news in the days ahead.

The Dallas Mavericks are hoping superstar Luka Doncic can return from his ankle injury soon, and they need him more with multiple players in the health and safety protocols. Be sure to check back to The Smoking Cuban for all the latest.

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