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Noah Vonleh tests positive for coronavirus, gets cut by Bulls

Bulls big Noah Vonleh

CHICAGO, IL - DECEMBER 11: Noah Vonleh #5 of the Chicago Bulls dribbles the ball up court against the Houston Rockets during a preseason game at the United Center on December 11, 2020 in Chicago, Illinois. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2020 NBAE (Photo by Randy Belice/NBAE via Getty Images)

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The Bulls played a preseason game last night without Noah Vonleh, Tomas Satoransky, Luke Kornet and Devon Dotson, which raised questions about coronavirus.

Vonleh revealed he test positive – and that Chicago is waiving him.

Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports:

Vonleh was on an unguaranteed contract. The Bulls already had 15 players with guaranteed salaries. The regular-season roster limit is 15 players on standard contracts.

So, Vonleh was likely getting waived, regardless.

Still, this is an unfortunate way for his longshot regular-season roster push to end. Hopefully, he recovers quickly and smoothly.

This situation is distinctive with Chicago waiving Vonleh. But teams handling coronavirus diagnoses is an ongoing concern.