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Bulls’ Nikola Vucevic out after testing positive for COVID-19

/ 01:37 PM November 12, 2021
) In this file photo taken on November 02, 2021 Nikola Vucevic #9 of the Chicago Bulls shoots over Joel Embiid #21 of the Philadelphia 76ers during the first quarter at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. -

(FILES) In this file photo taken on November 02, 2021 Nikola Vucevic #9 of the Chicago Bulls shoots over Joel Embiid #21 of the Philadelphia 76ers during the first quarter at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Tim Nwachukwu / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP)

Chicago Bulls big man Nikola Vucevic was placed in the NBA’s health and safety protocols on Thursday with multiple reports saying he tested positive for COVID-19.

The Bulls listed Vucevic as out for Friday’s game against the Golden State Warriors on their injury report.

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According to NBC Chicago, Vucevic isn’t traveling for the five-game Western road trip that starts with the game against the Warriors. He will miss at least 10 days.

Vucevic played 32 minutes during Chicago’s 117-107 win over the Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday. He had 18 points and 10 rebounds.

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The 31-year-old Vucevic is averaging 13.6 points and 10.9 rebounds in 11 games this season.

Vucevic was a two-time All-Star for the Orlando Magic before being dealt to the Bulls at last season’s trading deadline.

The 11-year veteran has career averages of 16.8 points and 10.4 rebounds. He spent his first NBA season with the Philadelphia 76ers (2011-12) before spending 8 1/2 seasons the Magic.

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