Basketball News: The NBA has changed its regulations to allow clubs to sign replacement players for stars due to Covid-19 health

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Basketball News: According to a report, the NBA and the league’s players’ union have reached an agreement on guidelines that will allow teams affected by Covid-19 cases to sign new players.

According to ESPN, league officials and the National Basketball Players Association reached an agreement on Sunday night to alter rules and allow teams to sign extra players when rosters are impacted by players entering the league’s health and safety protocols.

It comes after a number of the league’s top players, including Kevin Durant, James Harden, and Kyrie Irving of the Brooklyn Nets, Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks, and Trae Young of the Atlanta Hawks were all injured in the past week.

According to a report, the NBA and the league’s players’ union have reached an agreement on guidelines that will allow teams affected by Covid-19 cases to sign new players.

According to ESPN, league officials and the National Basketball Players Association reached an agreement on Sunday night to alter rules and allow teams to sign extra players when rosters are impacted by players entering the league’s health and safety protocols.

It comes after a number of the league’s top players, including Kevin Durant, James Harden, and Kyrie Irving of the Brooklyn Nets, Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks, and Trae Young of the Atlanta Hawks were all injured in the past week.

Teams will be able to sign substitute players between now and January 19, when the league will review the rules and provide additional direction to teams, as a result of the rule adjustments. As a result of the revisions, teams will be entitled to sign one player for everyone who is declared out of the league’s health and safety regulations.

In addition to that, a team will be compelled to sign at least one replacement player if they have two positive COVID-19 instances; at least two if they have three positive COVID-19 cases; and at least three if they have four or more positive COVID-19 cases.

According to a league letter acquired by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, any player a team is compelled to sign must be available by the start of the team’s first game after the NBA grants the team the ability to sign a replacement player.

None of the players signed will count toward a team’s annual salary or potential luxury tax payments, and two-way players will no longer be limited to a certain amount of games on a team’s active roster. The former 50-game limit has been removed, and players who exceed it will now be compensated at a higher rate.

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