Kings forward Jabari Parker and center Alex Len announced Wednesday that they tested positive for COVID-19, and guard Buddy Hield reportedly has contracted the virus as well.
Parker has appeared in only one game for the Kings because of a right shoulder injury and an illness after he was traded to Sacramento by Atlanta in February. He is averaging 14.7 points and 5.9 rebounds in 33 games this season.
“Several days ago I tested positive for COVID-19 and I immediately self-isolated in Chicago which is where I remain,” Parker said in a statement. “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 announced his positive test on his Instagram story.
“I underwent testing (Tuesday) in Sacramento and was found to be positive for COVID-19,” he wrote. “I have immediately entered isolation and look forward to being cleared and rejoining my teammates for our playoff push.”
Len, 27, is averaging 6.6 points, 7.1 rebounds and 1.4 blocked shots in nine games for the Kings since coming over in the same trade that sent Parker to Sacramento.
The Athletic reported Wednesday night that Hield, the team’s second-leading scorer, also tested positive. That report has not been confirmed. Hield is averaging 19.8 points in 64 games.
The Kings are among the 22 teams to resume play beginning July 30 at the Disney complex outside Orlando, Fla.
Sporting News’ Tom Gatto contributed to this report.