NBA

Knicks' Alec Burks enters league health and safety protocols


DALLAS — Alec Burks, a big part of the Knicks’ season-high four-game winning streak, has entered the NBA’s COVID-19 health and safety protocols.


Derrick Rose, the last Knick who entered health and safety protocols, missed nearly four weeks and had a nasty time with the virus.


The Knicks also entered Friday in the sixth spot in the Eastern Conference but barely ahead of the Miami Heat and just one game on top of the eighth-seeded Hornets.


Dallas represents a significant opponent to a Knicks fanbase that still despises Kristaps Porzingis, and to New York’s front office because it owns the Mavericks’ 2021 first-round pick.


The coach revealed Friday that several Knicks players and staff members received vaccination shots.


Given their youth and strong health, most NBA players infected with COVID-19 have brushed off the illness and returned to form.






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