Teams across the NBA are already facing COVID-19-related issues early this season, including Minnesota.

The Timberwolves’ game Friday against the Memphis Grizzlies was postponed by the NBA after Karl-Anthony Towns became the second Wolves’ player in as many days to test positive for the virus. At that point, Monday’s game in Atlanta appeared to be in doubt — and still isn’t a sure thing. More virus positives can pop up at any point.

But, as of Sunday afternoon, Timberwolves’ coach Ryan Saunders said the team was working its way through the league’s protocols, preparing to fly to Atlanta after practice. Saunders said the team hasn’t had any more close contacts after the one Wolves’ president of basketball operations Gersson Rosas reported Friday. On Sunday’s injury report, Towns, Juancho Hernangomez and Ricky Rubio were still the only players listed as “out” due to health and safety protocols.

That Minnesota is in a place where it likely will play Monday is surprising.

The Wizards, Celtics and Suns have all had multiple games postponed. Even in the college ranks, Nebraska men’s basketball announced Sunday that 12 members of the program, including seven players and head coach Fred Hoiberg, have all tested positive for the virus.

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So it would be a feat for Minnesota to keep its outbreak to two positive cases — which may or may not have been related — and one close contact.

Wolves guard Josh Okogie said that speaks to the fact that Minnesota’s vigilant adherence to the protocols is paying off.

“(Timberwolves Basketball Performance and Technology Robby Sikka) and the front office do a great job of following the health and safety protocols,” Okogie said. “They’ve done a good job of making testing not only available to us but for our families to make sure that whoever is around us has the same resources we have, so they’ve been great.”

Saunders called it an “eye-opening” moment when the virus “hits right in home” with players on the roster. While everyone is concerned for the players who test positive, they also start to retrace their own steps.

“And think, ‘OK, was I talking (to him)? Did I spend much time with him? Who was masked?’ All that” Saunders said. “Just another reason why the mask wear is so important.”

Saunders said mask wear “likely helped us in a lot of ways.”

“The No. 1 priority, and the only priority, is the health and safety of not just the players, but the organization and our community,” Saunders said. “We’ll continue to do everything we can and support these guys when they aren’t with us here in our facility.”

Including Towns, whose family has already lost so much at the hands of the virus. Saunders said the Wolves will be there for the center, just like the center has been there for them.

“He wants to know how the other guys are doing. He wants to know how everybody else is doing,” Saunders said. “That’s something you want out of a leader. But that’s also something you want out of a person who is in your life. So he’s working to get back to where he can be around us again.”

And maybe, while he’s out, Minnesota can manage to muster a few wins.

“We’re more than capable,” Okogie said. “There’s a lot of teams that miss their star guy but are still able to get some wins, so why can’t we?”