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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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RobHessing
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June 24, 2020 9:07 pm

Get well soon, Alex.
 
‘Nuff’s €˜nuff.

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June 24, 2020 9:19 pm

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

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June 24, 2020 9:22 pm

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.

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June 24, 2020 9:25 pm
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If it are more than 4, I bet it is the Kings.

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June 25, 2020 8:30 am
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I believe that whoever refuted the report was doing so based on the information they had. There was a lot of confusion yesterday.

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June 25, 2020 10:32 am
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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.
 

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June 24, 2020 9:23 pm

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.

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June 24, 2020 9:26 pm
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That deadline is supposed to be today, June 24.

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June 24, 2020 9:43 pm
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Well, that will be interesting.

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June 24, 2020 10:04 pm
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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.

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June 25, 2020 1:21 am
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This is all slightly confusing.

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June 25, 2020 8:46 am
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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.
 
 

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June 25, 2020 1:44 pm
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DNP:CoviD

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June 25, 2020 2:12 pm
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Hah! Even better. Well done.

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June 26, 2020 10:03 pm
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Don’t you mean DNT/FD (i.e. Did Not Test/Front Office Decision)?

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June 24, 2020 9:31 pm

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

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June 25, 2020 12:09 am
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C’mon man, Steve Blake? Let’s at least get the broken aged version of Steve Nash.

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June 25, 2020 3:35 pm
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JWILL says hi
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June 24, 2020 10:18 pm

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June 25, 2020 8:53 am

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

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June 25, 2020 3:00 pm
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LOL, I can’t believe that got a down vote. I guess there are even some flat earth folks amongst us Kings fans.

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June 25, 2020 3:07 pm
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Stating facts nowadays has become political.

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June 25, 2020 8:47 pm
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Just like personal hygiene. Crazy times.

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June 26, 2020 1:11 am
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Facts are dangerous. You can prove ANYTHING with facts.

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June 25, 2020 1:08 pm

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

 
Searching for a new announcer after the season:
 

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June 25, 2020 1:10 pm
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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.

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June 25, 2020 3:04 pm
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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.

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June 25, 2020 3:09 pm
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G Man is straight dope.

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June 25, 2020 3:32 pm

Why can’t we have nice things?

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June 26, 2020 10:06 pm
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You can have COVID-19. I hear that’s pretty nice.

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