Portland Trail Blazers Lose Three More Players

The Portland Trail Blazers have been given a rough gift for Christmas, as Robert Covington, Ben McLemore and Keljin Blevins have all entered health and safety protocols.

This is concerning news for the Trail Blazers, as they have five players out due to COVID-19. When seeing as how it spreads like rapid fire, this number is likely only go up from here. Furthermore, their next game is also on December 27th against the Dallas Mavericks, so there may be some concern over the possibility of it being postponed. 

Covington has started 26 of his 32 games this season for Portland, so he stands out the most out of the trio. So far this season, he has averaged 6.7 points, 5.0 rebounds and 1.2 assists per game. With that, he has remained effective defensively. Thus, his absence isn't ideal at all.

McLemore has been a solid role player for Portland this season, so there's no question that losing him does impact their depth. In 17 games so far, he has averaged 6.6 points, 1.1 rebounds and 0.6 assists per contest.

Blevins is currently on a two-way contract, so he has spent time in both the NBA and G-League this season. With the Trail Blazers so far, he has averaged 2.0 points, 0.3 rebounds and 0.3 assists in three contests. 

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