The Sixers announced on Wednesday afternoon that Georges Niang would be placed within the NBA’s health and safety protocols, thus making him unavailable to play in Wednesday night’s game against the Miami Heat. The Sixers had their fair share of issues early on with COVID. Tobias Harris, Matisse Thybulle, Isaiah Joe, and Joel Embiid all were in protocols for weeks at a time. The Sixers may very well be without Niang for the next week or so and will have to get creative with their rotation. The Sixers may also play smaller, putting someone like Thybulle or Furkan Korkmaz at the four spot.