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  • Jabari Parker
    PF, Sacramento Kings

    Jabari Parker missed only shot on Thursday, finishing with 19 points, eight rebounds, six assists, one 3-pointer and three turnovers in 29 minutes.

    Parker had an impressive stretch of standard league value with the Hawks earlier in the season when John Collins was serving his suspension. However, he faded even before Collins returned and was irrelevant from a fantasy perspective since joining the Kings. Parker could produce value if he has an expanded role but he has struggled to find that so far in his career.

  • Jabari Parker
    PF, Sacramento Kings

    Jabari Parker was thriving in Atlanta but hit the skids after being traded to the Kings, finishing with top-85 value in a bounceback season.

    All of Parker's fantasy value came with the Hawks, where he started 23 of his 32 games and put up 15.0 points, 6.0 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 1.3 steals, 0.5 blocks and 1.0 3-pointers while shooting a sterling .504 from the field in 26.2 mpg. As a member of the Kings, Parker would only appear in a single game. His numbers were a product of stepping up when John Collins got suspended and there are some important things in there that definitely don't look right — his previous career-high in steals was 1.2 as a rookie, and Parker hadn't exceeded 1.0 in the last four years. He also missed 21 games with a right shoulder injury in the winter, erasing any chance of him staying on the map when Collins was surging. Parker may decline his player option and test free agency for a shot at more minutes, but unless he finds another sweetheart situation we'd expect him to fall off standard-league radars.

  • Alex Len
    C, Sacramento Kings

    According to James Ham of NBC Sports Bay Area, Alex Len will be traveling to Orlando for the NBA restart on Thursday night after quarantining due to a positive Coronavirus test.

    The Kings have been without Alex Len, Buddy Hield and Jabari Parker as the trio tested positive for Covid-19 on June 24. It is positive news that Len will be joining his team in Orlando and he should be able to participate in practice after a two-day quarantine. The Kings have also had to practice without Richaun Holmes (violation of Covid-19 protocol) and De'Aaron Fox (ankle sprain). If the big-man rotation is healthy at the start of the resumption season, Len will serve as a back-up big and is not worth drafting in resumption seasons. However, if Holmes has to miss time, Len could see a significant boost in opportunity and would be worth monitoring for fantasy purposes.

    Source: James Ham on Twitter

  • Buddy Hield
    SG, Sacramento Kings

    Buddy Hield and Jabari Parker, who both tested positive for COVID-19, have joined the Kings in Orlando and are beginning their quarantine process.

    Both players need to return two straight negative COVID tests before returning to practice. Sacramento has an outside shot at the playoffs and will need Hield to make it happen, even with the evident friction between him and new coach Luke Walton. Parker was not in the rotation when the season was postponed. Hopefully the Kings, and all teams, can enter the resumption schedule fully healthy.

    Source: Dave McMenamin on Twitter

  • Alex Len
    C, Sacramento Kings

    Alex Len, Buddy Hield and Jabari Parker have yet to join the rest of their Kings teammates in Orlando clear (test negative for) the coronavirus protocol for the NBA's 'bubble' at Disney World.

    This update was courtesy of head coach Luke Walton, via Kings Insider James Ham, after it was reported that the trio tested positive on June 24. Len apparently never felt symptoms. Parker, for his part, broke his quarantine when he was seen playing tennis in his native Chicago (where he is in isolation) on video. There's a chance Len and Hield will be able to report to Orlando before Parker because of this, but all three must clear protocol before they can make the trip to the bubble.

    Source: James Ham on Twitter

  • Marvin Bagley III
    PF, Sacramento Kings

    Marvin Bagley confirmed that he is "ready to go" for the NBA restart in Orlando after rehabbing from a left foot sprain.

    It was previously reported in early July that the Kings' training staff believed that Bagley would be available for game action soon and this report confirms that Bagley will in fact be available for the league resumption. Bagley has yet to live up to the hype of the second overall pick in 2018 as he has only been able to play in 75 out of a possible 146 games (51.3 percent). It is unclear what role Bagley will have in Orlando but it appears that his injury woes are behind him and we will learn more about his ability during the league resumption. Bagley's return would likely cut into the playing time of Nemanja Bjelica, Harry Giles, Jabari Parker and Harrison Barnes.

    Source: Sean Cunningham on Twitter

  • Jabari Parker
    PF, Sacramento Kings

    Jabari Parker may have violated the NBA's COVID-19 protocol by playing tennis after testing positive for COVID-19.

    It was reported on Wednesday that Parker tested positive for COVID-19 "several days ago" and was quarantining in Chicago. Saturday, TMZ reported that he was playing tennis in Chicago. Ben Stinar clarified with a report later in the day that Parker had finished his quarantine before playing tennis. Although Parker may have completed his quarantine, the league's COVID-19 protocol states that a player must avoid exercise training for two weeks after the first positive test or when the symptoms reside, whichever date is later. It will be key to know when Parker tested positive for COVID-19 in determining whether or not he violated protocol. The Kings made a statement saying "We are aware of the report and are gathering additional information." There are more details that need to be uncovered, but the NBA will likely get the answers they need and if Parker did violate protocol, it is likely they will penalize him.

    Source: The Sacramento Bee

  • Jabari Parker
    PF, Sacramento Kings

    Jabari Parker has completed his in-house quarantine after a positive diagnosis with the COVID-19 virus.

    Parker, who was playing tennis in his hometown in Chicago is ready to resume basketball activities when able. Still, the Kings have had many players test positive recently, putting in question if the team can show up at Orlando at 100 percent health to resume the 2019-20 season.

    Source: Ben Stinar on Twitter

  • Jabari Parker
    PF, Sacramento Kings

    Jabari Parker tested positive for COVID-19 "Several days ago."

    Parker said that he self-isolated in Chicago when he tested positive and remains there. He said that he is "progressing in my recovery and feeling well." He plans to still play in Orlando when the NBA season resumes and should have time to fully recover with the season restart still over a month away. There are likely to be more positive tests in the NBA as teams are in the process of testing their players to prepare for the resumption in Orlando.

    Source: Sean Cunningham on Twitter

  • Jabari Parker
    PF, Sacramento Kings

    Jabari Parker will sit out on Sunday vs. the Raptors due to a stomach illness.

    Parker has played one game since January 2 and it is difficult to imagine him getting anywhere close to the mid-round value he posted at the start of the season with the Hawks. At this point, he is an option if you have nobody better for your IL spot, but the Kings have plenty of options to choose from and it is difficult to figure out how useful Parker will be as a fantasy prospect when he's healthy. If he returns with a heavy load he could be a streamer in standard leagues.

    Source: Jason Jones on Twitter

  • Jabari Parker
    PF, Sacramento Kings

    Jabari Parker (right shoulder impingement) debuted for the Kings on Thursday but was unremarkable in his 15 minutes off the bench, tallying just four points, four rebounds and two assists.

    While Parker is not a high-impact player in fantasy, we should expect to see those minutes rise as he gets his legs back. And given that Marvin Bagley III's timetable is in weeks, Parker may be worth a streamer once he's closer to 100 percent.

  • Jabari Parker
    PF, Sacramento Kings

    Jabari Parker (right shoulder impingement) expects to make his Kings debut on Thursday.

    If Parker plays against the Grizzlies tomorrow, it'll mark his first game since January 2. He should factor into the forward mix in Sacramento but is not a standard-league option until we see what his typical workload might look like.

    Source: Sean Cunningham on Twitter

  • Jabari Parker
    PF, Sacramento Kings

    Jabari Parker (right shoulder strain) will not make his debut on Wednesday vs. the Mavs.

    Parker will have to wait until after the All-Star break to debut for the Kings. It is unclear what kind of role Parker will have when he is healthy enough to play so he is best left for watch-lists. It is unlikely that he once again is a streamable standard league asset like he did earlier in the season with the Hawks.

    Source: Brad Townsend on Twitter

  • Jabari Parker
    PF, Sacramento Kings

    Jabari Parker (right shoulder strain) is being listed as questionable to play against the Mavs on Wednesday

    Parker has missed the past couple weeks dealing with the strain and it wouldn't be shocking to see his new team give him another week off over the break to get an extended rest. If Parker can play, he could carve out a role in the Kings frontcourt rotation with Marvin Bagley and Richaun Holmes still sidelined.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Richaun Holmes
    PF, Sacramento Kings

    Richaun Holmes (right shoulder strain) will not play on Monday or Wednesday.

    He'll be unavailable through the All-Star break according to Luke Walton. Nemanja Bjelica will be busy without Holmes, Alex Len or Jabari Parker cleared to play on Monday.

    Source: Jason Anderson on Twitter