Nuggets' Malone enters health, safety protocols

by Gordon Dixon - Assistant David Adelman will fill in Tuesday night for Michael Malone, who entered the league's health and safety protocols.

Nuggets without Michael Malone against Trail Blazers 6:46 PM ET ESPN The Denver Nuggets say coach Michael Malone has entered the league's health and safety protocols and will not be on the sideline Tuesday night against the visiting Portland Trail Blazers . Assistant David Adelman will fill in for Malone against Portland, according to the team. The Nuggets enter the game 30-13 overall and tied with the Memphis Grizzlies atop the Western Conference. They've won six straight. Also, Jamal Murray (ankle/foot inflammation), Bones Hyland (ankle sprain) and Vlatko Cancar (lower leg contusion) are all questionable to face the Trail Blazers.