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Alex Len has tested positive for COVID-19

Len becomes the third Kings player to test positive for COVID-19.

On Wednesday evening, Sacramento Kings center Alex Len released a statement revealing that he has tested positive for COVID-19.

I underwent testing yesterday in Sacramento and was found to be positive for COVID-19. 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. I have immediately entered isolation and look forward to being cleared and rejoining my teammates for our playoff push.

Len is the third Kings player to test positive for coronavirus, as Buddy Hield and Jabari Parker were also announced as COVID-19 positive earlier Wednesday afternoon. According to a report by Sara Hodges of KOVR, four Kings players have actually tested positive for the illness, meaning that at least one additional player may be revealed at some point in the coming days.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the players and their families affected by COVID-19, and we'll continue to update this developing story as information is shared.

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Rob Hessing
3 months ago

Get well soon, Alex.
 
’Nuff’s ‘nuff.

Ican Hascheezburger
3 months ago

Sad for Alex and all the other Kings and their families with these reports. Hoping for full and speedy recoveries.
 
 

Kevin Lam
3 months ago

So when it was initially tweeted that “the statement saying four Kings players tested positive is false,” I wonder who was behind the source that claimed it wasn’t true, if it was the NBA or the Kings.
 
I really see no reasons that the season should resume anymore.

Rik Smits
3 months ago
Reply to  Klam

If it are more than 4, I bet it is the Kings.

Greg Wissinger
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3 months ago
Reply to  Klam

I believe that whoever refuted the report was doing so based on the information they had. There was a lot of confusion yesterday.

First Last
3 months ago
Reply to  Klam

Sean and Jason have direct sources in our FO, historically it’s been easy to connect their dots.
 
Mistakes are made, false info is sometimes given, it’s not always a big deal.
 

Last edited 3 months ago by Marty
Rik Smits
3 months ago

Is it true that there was a deadline for players to opt out of the remainder of the season? I wonder what happens if in wake of a surge of positive tests more players wish to opt out later.
 
i also wonder how long the NBA will stubbornly stick to its plan.

Kevin Lam
3 months ago
Reply to  RikSmits

That deadline is supposed to be today, June 24.

Rik Smits
3 months ago
Reply to  Klam

Well, that will be interesting.

Rik Smits
3 months ago
Reply to  BabyGiraffe

Wasn’t it phrased that if they opt out before that deadline there will be no negative consequences or sanctions against these players? I don’t remember.

L Train
3 months ago
Reply to  RikSmits

This is all slightly confusing.

Rik Smits
3 months ago
Reply to  L-Train3.1

Yeah, that’s true. Maybe if we’d stop testing NBA players right now, we’d have very few cases to discuss, if any.
We can always give them the good old DNP:CD treatment.
 
 

Last edited 3 months ago by RikSmits
Bryan B
3 months ago
Reply to  RikSmits

DNP:CoviD

Rik Smits
3 months ago
Reply to  BeTheBall

Hah! Even better. Well done.

David Sheehy
3 months ago
Reply to  RikSmits

Don’t you mean DNT/FD (i.e. Did Not Test/Front Office Decision)?

3 months ago

At some point, the Kings may need to decide whether it’s worth signing Hibbert and Steve Blake trying to get the last of the regional sports network dollars on the table

Jake Whitaker
3 months ago
Reply to  4on5

C’mon man, Steve Blake? Let’s at least get the broken aged version of Steve Nash.

Tom Cutter
3 months ago
Reply to  jdwhit

JWILL says hi
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T D
3 months ago

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T I
3 months ago

It’s almost like there’s a pandemic going on out there.

Adam Dieter
3 months ago
Reply to  Otis

LOL, I can’t believe that got a down vote. I guess there are even some flat earth folks amongst us Kings fans.

Kevin Lam
3 months ago
Reply to  Adamsite

Stating facts nowadays has become political.

Adam Dieter
3 months ago
Reply to  Klam

Just like personal hygiene. Crazy times.

J P
3 months ago
Reply to  Klam

Facts are dangerous. You can prove ANYTHING with facts.

Kevin Lam
3 months ago

Gary Gerould interim play-by-play announcer, Jason Ross doing radio:
 

 
Searching for a new announcer after the season:
 

T I
3 months ago
Reply to  Klam

Think this was a great choice by the Kings. Gary’s might not be what he once was, but he’ll do a fine job during the interim.
 
Dream scenario: Gary and Jerry do the television for the remainder of this season, and Doug hits the radio booth with JRoss.

Adam Dieter
3 months ago
Reply to  Klam

I’m just glad they will call the games virtually from Golden One. I would not like the scenario of Gary going to Orlando.
 
On an aside, I assume they must get to call a non-delayed broadcast for the rest of us to watch the game seconds delayed.

Kings Guru21
3 months ago
Reply to  Klam

G Man is straight dope.

Tom Cutter
3 months ago

Why can’t we have nice things?

David Sheehy
3 months ago
Reply to  ZillersCat

You can have COVID-19. I hear that’s pretty nice.

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