The coronavirus has struck the Sacramento Kings.
Three Kings players Jabari Parker, Alex Len and Buddy Hield have tested positive for COVID-19, according to multiple reports.
“Several days ago I tested positive for COVID-19 and immediately self-isolated in Chicago which is where I remain,” the 25-year-old forward Parker said in a statement released by the team. “I am progressing in my recovery and feeling well. I look forward to joining my teammates in Orlando as we return to the court for the resumption of the NBA season.”
Len, a 27-year-old forward, said on an Instagram post that he was tested Tuesday in Sacramento, Calif.
“I want to thank the Sacramento Kings for their great care and the NBA for putting the protocols in place to allow me to catch this early,” Len’s statement said. “I have immediately entered isolation and look forward to being cleared and rejoining my teammates for our playoff push.”
Hield tested positive, according to The Athletic, but the Kings and Hield did not confirm that report. The 27-year-old shooting guard recently played in a men’s league in Oklahoma.
The Kings, who have a 28-36 record, are one of the 22 NBA teams slated to resume games on July 30 in Orlando, Fla.
These cases came after the Pacers’ Marcus Brogdon announced on Tuesday that he tested positive for the coronavirus.
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