According to Pelicans’ Twitter account, neither the Spurs nor the Pelicans can meet the minimum requirement of fielding at least eight players because of ongoing contact tracing.
The NBA has announced that the game scheduled tonight between the Spurs and Pelicans has been postponed pic.twitter.com/bNtlfOFG2z— New Orleans Pelicans (@PelicansNBA) January 26, 2021
This marks the second postponement for New Orleans on the season. If you may recall, a matchup in Dallas on January 11th was postponed because the Mavericks didn’t have enough available players due to ongoing contact tracing.
The NBA opted to postpone the contest “to ensure the health and safety of players, coaches and other personnel” as contact tracing continues.
Tonight’s matchup between the Pelicans and Spurs marks the 22nd postponement in the NBA this season.
Stay tuned for further updates.