Alex Len has tested positive for the coronavirus, becoming the 3rd Sacramento Kings player after Jabari Parker and Buddy Hield to have contracted the virus.
NBA has proposed a 6 phase program for the NBA return. The 6 phase includes the testing, lounging, travelling, health guideline etc. with all aspects taken care in the plan.
The season was halted due to the coronavirus outbreak and phase 2 deals with the same. Players and staff are being screened for coronavirus test under phase 2 of the plan before joining the ‘Orland bubble’
The worst-hit NBA team from COVID testing seems to be the Sacramento Kings, 3 of their key players have tested positive which include Jabari Parker, Buddy Hield, and Alex Len, according to the latest reports.
Alex Len’s statement on testing positive for coronavirus
Alex Len, who has been key to Sacramento Kings’ rotation plans said “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.”. Shams Charania confirmed the same in his twitter post.
Kings center Alex Len says he has tested positive for coronavirus. Statement from Len, who emerged as key rotation piece for Sacramento prior to NBA hiatus: pic.twitter.com/A5yBcL8Obc
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) June 25, 2020
Kings players Jabari Parker and Alex Len announced Wednesday they’ve tested positive for the coronavirus.
Both Parker and Len said they’re self-isolating and still look forward to joining their teammates in Orlando. https://t.co/0SENYwtrzM
— NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) June 25, 2020
It is unclear as to how Len caught the virus.
Will NBA cancel the Orland Bubble?
Sacramento Kings is among the lowest seed teams invited to the bubble and have a thin chance of making it to the NBA playoffs. Kings are at 11 position in the Western Conference with 28 wins and 36 losses.
With cases on the rise in Florida and now 4 players having tested positive since last night, Adam Silver and the NBA might be forced to reconsider the ‘NBA Disney Bubble’. That could mean changing the destination, lowering the number of teams or calling off the thing altogether.