2020-06-24

Buddy Hield tests positive for coronavirus

Sixth man Buddy Hield is among the three Sacramento players that tested positive for the coronavirus, The Athletic's Sam Amick, and Shams Charania first reported on Wednesday.

Jabari Parker confirmed his positive test, “Several days ago I tested positive for COVID-19 and immediately self-isolated in Chicago which is where I remain, ” he said in a statement via KCRA.

Charania later reported an additional player had tested positive – Kings center Alex Len.

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The Kings (28-36) are among 22-teams that will compete in Orlando, Fla., to conclude the season in late July after the National Basketball Association Board of Governors approval in early June.

The board approved a sixteen playoff after an eight-game regular season.

On Wednesday, Orlando Magic CEO Alex Martin told Orange County officials, per Yahoo! Sports, it's anticipated that despite a spike in virus cases it’s expected they will play ‘all day long' once the season resumes.

As for the Kings -- despite coach Luke Walton moving the guard to sixth man midseason, Hield has a career-high 32.0 minutes per game, and averaging 19.8 points, shooting .429 percent from the field, per Basketball Reference.

RELATED: Report: Buddy Hield Unhappy With Sixth Man Role

The remainder of the season is slated to return July 30.


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