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  • De'Aaron Fox
    PG, Sacramento Kings

    Sam Amick is reporting that the Kings have shut down their practice facility after a member of the team's traveling party tested positive for COVID-19.

    The Kings are set to depart for Orlando on Wednesday and the facility will be shut until after they leave town. Buddy Hield and Alex Len have already tested positive for COVID-19, though the report doesn't specify if it's another member of the roster to come down with the virus. Sacramento joins the Nuggets, Nets, Bucks, Heat and Clippers as teams who have had to close their practice facilities in this phase of reopening. The NBA is set to send 22 of its teams to Florida in the coming weeks.

    Source: Sam Amick on Twitter

  • Kent Bazemore
    SG, Sacramento Kings

    Kent Bazemore, who has been a welcomed presence since joining the Kings in January, reiterated that he'd like to stay with the team.

    Bazemore had a lot of opportunity before him when the Blazers were faltering due to injuries at the start of the season and he failed to take advantage. However, a change of scenery made a significant difference, as his field goal percentage leaped from .347 with the Blazers, to .426 with the Kings, and his scoring also increased from 7.9 points to 10.3 points per contest. He sounds locked in as the Kings prepare for the Orlando bubble, but a healthy Kings' roster could handicap his opportunity for playing time when things start back up.

    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

  • Marvin Bagley III
    PF, Sacramento Kings

    The Kings training staff believes that Marvin Bagley (left foot sprain) will be available for game action shortly.

    Bagley hasn't appeared in a game since January. While Bagley would likely have a bench role, his return may cut into the playing time of teammates like Harrison Barnes and Harry Giles.

    Source: Jason Jones 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

  • Alex Len
    C, Sacramento Kings

    Shams Charania reported that Alex Len tested positive for coronavirus and is in isolation.

    Len seems to be feeling well, saying that he looks forward to "being cleared and rejoining my teammates for our playoff push." He is now the third player on the Kings to test positive for coronavirus, joining Buddy Hield and Jabari Parker. All three players are in self-isolation and plan to return to the team when they are cleared.

    Source: Shams Charania on Twitter

  • Buddy Hield
    SG, Sacramento Kings

    Buddy Hield told Leo Beas of ESPN that he feels fine and will be ready to join the Kings in Orlando.

    Shams Charania reported that Hield had tested positive for coronavirus earlier on Wednesday but there were no details on Hield's condition. It's a positive sign that Hield is feeling good and he should have enough time to recover before the season restarts.

    Source: Leo Beas on Twitter

  • Buddy Hield
    SG, Sacramento Kings

    Shams Charania reported that Buddy Hield tested positive for coronavirus.

    There are no details in the report of how Hield is feeling. Hopefully is asymptomatic or has mild symptoms at the worst. If his recovery goes well he could still recover in time to return to Orlando with the Kings when the season resumes at the end of July.

    Source: Shams Charania 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

  • Corey Brewer
    SF, Sacramento Kings

    According to Shams Charania of the Athletic, free agent Corey Brewer is expected to sign a deal with the Kings.

    Brewer is expected to bring a strong defensive mindset as well as veteran experience to a relatively young team hoping to go deep in the NBA Playoffs. Unfortunately, from a fantasy point of view, there's little to expect or hope to see from the 34-year-old journeyman.

    Source: Shams Charania on Twitter

  • Zion Williamson
    PF, New Orleans Pelicans

    Adrian Wojnarowski is reporting that the Pelicans, Blazers, Suns, Kings, Spurs and Wizards will be the six non-playoff teams resuming action when the NBA restarts.

    This makes complete sense, as they're the only non-playoff teams that can sniff the postseason. Woj backs up an earlier Shams Charania report about a potential play-in tournament for the final playoff spot in each Conference as well. If the ninth seed trails the eighth seed by more than four games when the league's truncated regular season wraps up, the eighth seed makes the playoffs. If the deficit is under four games, however, the two teams will compete in a play-in tournament that is double-elimination for the eighth seed and single-elimination for the ninth.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

  • Corey Brewer
    SF, Sacramento Kings

    Corey Brewer, a veteran of eight different NBA teams, is still hoping to sign another contract before he calls it a career.

    Brewer, 34, seems to think he has enough in the tank for one final stint in the NBA. “We had some talks with a few teams, but nothing really happened. My agent is still working on it, so we’ll see,” Brewer said. “I feel like I can still help a team and I feel like I have a few good years left. But you never know, man." Brewer has not suited up for an NBA team this season and, with a waning jump shot and increased age, his chances of securing another pact in the NBA are pretty unlikely.

    Source: HoopsHype

  • DeMarcus Cousins
    C, Los Angeles Lakers

    Kings broadcaster Grant Napear stepped down from his position with the Kings on Tuesday after he said 'All Lives Matter..Every Single One!' when asked about his thoughts on the Black Lives Matter movement during a Twitter interaction with former Kings center DeMarcus Cousins.

    This is the first domino to fall in American professional sports in relation to the Black Lives Matter movement, even if it's a relatively insignificant one. Napear said of himself and the interaction, "I’m not as educated on BLM as I thought I was. I had no idea that when I said 'All Lives Matter' that it was counter to what BLM was trying to get across," he said. "I’m in pain. I’m 60 years old and I still have a lot to learn." The Kings will evidently have to find a new play-by-play man for their radio broadcasts to accompany Doug Christie when games resume.

    Source: TMZ

  • Marvin Bagley III
    PF, Sacramento Kings

    The Kings will open their practice facility on Monday, following the NBA's guidelines.

    The guidelines state that a maximum of four players can be in the facility at any point and there is only allowed one player per basket. This could be beneficial for Marvin Bagley (sprained foot) if he is able to work out and further his recovery process. Woj reported that up to six assistant coaches or development staff can be designated to attend team facilities to supervise workouts. Bagley may be able to start working out, but he will likely have to go through 3-on-3 workouts and ramp up to 5-on-5 before being medically cleared, which is not possible under the current guidelines.

    Source: Sam Amick on Twitter