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Shorthanded Nets remind us all of the importance of COVID-19 prevention

At this point I don't think any team in the league needs to be reminded of the impact that COVID can have on a roster. But just in case the point hasn't been drove home quite just yet, take a look at just how utterly decimated the Brooklyn Nets roster is right now.

The Nets are currently without the following players due to health and safety protocols: LaMarcus Aldridge, DeAndre' Bembry, Bruce Brown, Jevon Carter, Kevin Durant, James Harden, Kyrie Irving, James Johnson, Paul Millsap, and Day'Ron Sharpe. They're about one player away from Steve Nash going full Jackie Moon and starting at point guard while he coaches the team.

There's not a lot of appeal in this contest, at least not at this point. With all the players that the Nets are missing, as well as Anthony Davis sitting out, we're looking at a likely outcome of Russell Westbrook, LeBron James, and Carmelo Anthony decimating whatever G League looking roster the Nets roll out. Which, I mean, watch that if you want but I'm certainly not going to set aside time to take this in.

I suppose if you're really looking to kill some time and decide to watch this game there are three things you can learn: 1) A COVID outbreak can decimate a team in just a manner of days 2) You never know when you might need to call up nearly a full roster from your G League team so young guys have to stay ready (looking at you, Josh Primo) and 3) Lakers fans were utterly off their collective rockers when they suggested that any team in the league would trade a star player for Talen Horton-Tucker.

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