Four Charlotte Hornets players, including LaMelo Ball and Terry Rozier, enter COVID-19 protocols

The Charlotte Hornets have four players – LaMelo Ball, Jalen McDaniels, Mason Plumlee and Terry Rozier – who entered the NBA’s health and safety protocols, it was announced Saturday.

The Hornets sent players and staff home from the practice facility as there is concern of more possible positive tests for COVID-19, sources told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

If a player has a confirmed positive test for COVID-19, the NBA requires a minimum of 10 days of isolation away from his team without any physical activity. After that period, a player must undergo a cardiac examination and reconditioning in order to return to the court. A player who tests positive could also pass the protocol by submitting two negative polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests within 24 hours.

The Hornets (13-11) have four games over the next week: at the Atlanta Hawks (Sunday) and home games against the Philadelphia 76ers (Monday and Wednesday) and the Sacramento Kings (Friday).

Ball, 20, leads the Hornets in scoring (20.0 points per game), rebounds (7.7 per game), assists (8.2 per game) and steals (1.9 per game).

Rozier averages 17.7 points per game, while Plumlee leads the team in blocks (1.0 per game) and averages 7.3 rebounds.

McDaniels is averaging 5.5 points and 3.3 rebounds in 15 minutes per game.