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Kings’ Jabari Parker, Alex Len exams constructive for COVID-19; Buddy Hield may have viruses

King striker Jabari Parker and Center Alex Len announced Wednesday that they had tested positive for COVID-19, and security guard Buddy Hield has also reportedly been infected with the virus.

Parker appeared in one game for the Kings after a right shoulder injury and illness after being transferred from Atlanta to Sacramento in February. He has an average of 14.7 points and 5.9 rebounds in 33 games this season.

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“A few days ago, I tested positive for COVID-19 and immediately isolated myself in Chicago, where I am staying,” Parker said in a statement. “I am making progress in my recovery and feel good. I look forward to seeing my teammates in Orlando when we return to court to resume the NBA season.”

Len announced his positive test for his Instagram story.

“I was tested in Sacramento (Tuesday) and found positive for COVID-19,” he wrote. “I immediately went into isolation and am looking forward to being clarified and meeting my teammates again for our playoff push.”

The 27-year-old Len has averaged 6.6 points, 7.1 rebounds and 1.4 blocked shots in nine games for the Kings since coming to Sacramento in the same store as Parker.

The Athletic reported Wednesday night that Hield, the team’s second-best scorer, was also tested positively. This report has not been confirmed. Hield averages 19.8 points in 64 games.

The Kings are among the 22 teams that will be playing again at the Disney complex outside of Orlando, Florida on July 30th.

Sporting News’s Tom Gatto contributed to this report.

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