Miami Heat guard Kyle Lowry has entered the NBA's health and safety protocols. The veteran guard will be out 10 days, unless he can produce two negative tests at least 24 hours apart.

The NBA and NBPA are negotiating to lower the time a player is out from 10 to six days, if the player is vaccinated and asymptomatic.

Lowry has been one of the healthier members of the Heat this season. The 15-year veteran has missed only two games, while several other Miami starters and rotation players have missed considerable time.