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Buddy Hield of the Sacramento Kings tested positive for the novel coronavirus, an NBA insider reported on Thursday.

“Kings guard Buddy Hield has tested positive for coronavirus, sources tell me and Sam Amick,” American sports reporter Shams Charania said on Twitter.

Hield, 27, averaged 19.8 points, 4.8 rebounds, and 3.1 assists this season.

Nikola Jokic of the Denver Nuggets has also tested positive for the virus in his home country Serbia on Tuesday.

On Wednesday, Malcolm Brogdon, who plays guard for the NBA’s Indiana Pacers, contracted the disease as well.

The NBA will return with a 22-team format at the Walt Disney World Resort near Orlando, Florida as the tentative start date of the tournament has been scheduled for July 31.

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