Rookie Keegan Murray, who was held out of the Sacramento Kings final two preseason games due to what was described as a non-Covid illness has now entered the NBA’s Health & Safety Protocols as of Friday according to Sean Cunningham of Fox 40.
It is unclear if Murray will be available for the team’s season opener on October 19 against the Portland Trail Blazers, but it was confirmed that he is currently away from the team and at home resting.
He will not attend Fan Fest 2022 this Sunday.
With new relaxed restrictions on the timeline a player must quarantine following a Covid-19 positive result, the Kings’ first-round draft selection could return quicker than usual if he tests out of the protocol.
Following the contest against Portland, Sacramento does not play again until the Los Angeles Clippers visit the Golden 1 Center on Saturday, October 22.