Replacement players new norm for NBA

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    NBA TEAMS will be permitted to carry replacement players who can be added to the active roster in the event of a positive COVID-19 test, ESPN reported.

    If a player on the roster tests positive for the coronavirus, they will be quarantined, and teammates will be tested.

    To fill the vacant roster spot of the player testing positive, a “replacement player” can be called up.

    Players on two-way contracts would also be eligible to join the active roster if a team loses a player to injury.

    Those rules are yet to be fully approved as the NBA modifies protocol and roster management regulation when the season resumes July 31.