Kings’ Bogdan Bogdanovic opens up about the ‘hardest part’ of the NBA coronavirus suspension
Sacramento Kings wing Bogdan Bogdanovic is one of the many athletes affected by the coronavirus pandemic, and he understands the severity of the situation.
The NBA suspended the season after Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert tested positive for the virus. Eventually, teams shut down operations and their facilities in order to protect their players from contracting the infectious disease.
Bogdanovic admitted it has been very difficult for players like him, and the uncertainty of the crisis makes it more unbearable.
“Under these circumstances, no we don’t practice. The arenas are shut down. I’m just trying to get better; that’s the only thing I can do,” the Kings swingman said, per Dionysis Aravantinos of EuroHoops.net. “I’m trying to get my body right and try to be prepared for what’s coming next. The hardest part about all this, is that you don’t know what’s going to happen and when this situation will end. You just got to be ready and work on everything in order to stay in shape.”
On the court, Bogdan Bogdanovic is a vital part of a rebuilding Kings squad. Prior to the league season being postponed indefinitely, the Serbian sharpshooter was averaging a career-high 14.5 points, 3.2 rebounds and 3.2 assists per game while shooting 43.3 percent from the floor and 36.1 percent from deep.
The Kings were 11th in the West Standings before the NBA hiatus, just 3.5 games behind the eighth-seeded Memphis Grizzlies
Per the New York Times, over 30,000 cases of COVID-19 have been identified in the United States with that number surpassing 335,000 worldwide. The pandemic has reached all 50 U.S. states and has taken the lives of at least 400 people. New York, Washington, New Jersey and California are the states that have been hit the hardest so far.