Report: Fox, Mitchell latest Kings to enter COVID protocol

De'Aaron Fox

De'Aaron Fox has entered COVID-19 health and safety protocols, and more of his Kings teammates soon could join him, Shams Charania of The Athletic reported, citing sources.

Center Alex Len and Louis King, who has played in the G League, also are in the protocol, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported, citing sources.

On Friday, rookie Davion Mitchell was added to the protocol and will not play against the Memphis Grizzlies, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported, citing sources. The Kings now have six players, including interim coach Alvin Gentry, in protocols.

The Kings are one of several NBA teams experiencing a COVID-19 outbreak as the league looks to revise protocols amid the uptick. Interim head coach Alvin Gentry missed Wednesday's games while in health and safety protocols, being replaced by assistant coach Doug Christie. Marvin Bagley III and Terence Davis also entered protocols on Wednesday.

The Kings now are expected to be without their leading scorer Fox for what could be a minimum of 10 days if he has tested positive for COVID. Fox becomes the latest NBA star currently in league protocols, joining Giannis Antetokounmpo, James Harden, Russell Westbrook, LaMelo Ball, Zach LaVine and DeMar DeRozan.

Fox is averaging 21.3 points and 5.0 assists for the Kings this season. Over his last five games, the fifth-year point guard was averaging 26.8 points on 58.8 percent shooting.

The news came after the Kings shut down their team facility on Thursday following concerns of an outbreak.


The 12-17 Kings are scheduled to host the Memphis Grizzlies on Friday.