Denver Nuggets forward Nikola Jokic is one of four NBA players to test positive to coronavirus over the last couple of days.
Indiana Pacers Malcolm Brogdon, Sacramento Kings Alex Len, Jabari Parker and Buddy Hield are the three other players who have tested positive.
Jokic tested positive on Tuesday and is currently quarantining in Serbia. Both Jokic and the Denver Nuggets have refused to comment on the test result. Jokic was in Belgrade last week for an exhibition basketball game.
Brogdon tested positive on Tuesday after Indiana began testing players earlier in the week. In a statement released on the Pacers’ Twitter account, Brogdon said that everything is going well.
“I recently tested positive for the Covid virus and am currently in quarantine,” the statement said.
“I’m doing well, feeling well and progressing well. I plan to join my teammates in Orlando for the resumption of the NBA season and playoffs.”
Len tested positive on Thursday and is currently in isolation. He released a statement through his Instagram stories thanking the Kings.
“I underwent testing yesterday in Sacramento and was found to be positive for COVID-19,” the statement said.
“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 playoffs push.”
Parker tested positive several days before his statement on the Kings website was released to the public on Wednesday. He is self-isolating in Chicago.
“Several days ago I tested positive for COVID-19 and immediately self-isolated in Chicago which is where I remain,” the statement said.
“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.”
According to The Athletic’s Shamas Charania, Hield has tested positive late on Wednesday night. Both Hield and the Kings have made no public statement confirming the result.