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Devon Dotson enters health and safety protocols

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Devon Dotson has entered the NBA's COVID-19 health and safety protocols, a source confirmed to NBC Sports Chicago Tuesday morning.

Dotson, who is with the Chicago Bulls on a two-way contract, has played only sporadically in his second NBA season, but in Monday's win over the Rockets logged 14 minutes, scored five points and dished four assists as part of a bench onslaught. He will remain in protocols for 10 days unless he produces two negative PCR tests in a 24-hour span.

Dotson is the 12th Bulls player to enter protocols this season, and joins Zach LaVine, Ayo Dosunmu, Troy Brown Jr., Alize Johnson and Matt Thomas as players currently in protocols.

On Dec. 13, the Bulls had 10 players in protocols, leading the NBA to postpone their Dec. 14 game against the Pistons and Dec. 16 game against the Raptors. The team's ensuing eight-day pause led to some progress on the health and safety front, with Coby White, Javonte Green, DeMar DeRozan and Derrick Jones Jr. all exiting protocols before Sunday's 115-110 win over the Lakers.

But with Dotson in protocols, Jones Jr. sidelined at least one more game with a hamstring injury, and Alex Caruso's status moving forward unclear after he left Monday's game with a sprained foot, the Bulls remain plenty shorthanded.

 

Shortly before news of Dotson's entry into protocols broke, The Athletic's Shams Charania reported that the Bulls plan to sign Mac McClung to a 10-day hardship contract. Alfonzo McKinnie signed a second 10-day with the team on Monday.

NBC Sports Chicago's K.C. Johnson contributed

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