Report: Kings cancel practice, close facility over COVID concerns


The Kings have concerns about a potential COVID-19 outbreak with multiple players and staff set to enter NBA health and safety protocol, The Athletic's Shams Charania reported Thursday morning citing league sources.

The organization canceled practice and have shut down the team's facility as testing and re-testing continues, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported Thursday morning citing league sources.

Interim coach Alvin Gentry was not on the sideline for the Kings in their win on Wednesday night due to being in COVID-19 protocol, as Doug Christie took over and earned his first NBA win. Marvin Bagley and Terence Davis also were not active Wednesday night as they both were entered into health and safety protocol. 

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As a number of other NBA teams navigate significant case numbers of COVID-19, the league reportedly is considering ramping up testing.

It is unclear who within the Kings' roster and coaching staff has entered protocol outside of Gentry and Bagley, but with multiple reports emerging Thursday, it appears there could be a significant number.

The Kings currently are scheduled to host the Memphis Grizzlies on Friday night at Golden 1 Center.

There likely will be further updates on this story as the day goes on.