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NBA rumors: Kings player received inconclusive coronavirus test result

NBA rumors: Kings player received inconclusive coronavirus test result

The NBA's Orlando bubble so far has so far been clear of any positive coronavirus tests, which is good news for everyone involved. But just hours before the Kings are prepared to open their schedule against the San Antonio Spurs, a report of a potential "inconclusive result" or "false positive" test has hit the team, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski and Marc Spears.

According to Wojnarowski, the inconclusive test result occurred on Wednesday, and the player has cleared tests on both Thursday and Friday, which means he is eligible to play in the opener.

Due to HIPPA guidelines, the team is not allowed to divulge certain medical information to the public.

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Sacramento has already had four players test positive for the coronavirus before arriving in the Orlando bubble. All four have cleared protocol and joined the Kings, although Alex Len has been ruled out of the opener while he continues to re-condition after suffering symptoms from the virus.

Kings vs. Rockets live stream: How to watch NBA restart game online, on TV

Kings vs. Rockets live stream: How to watch NBA restart game online, on TV

The Kings have won just one out of their first five games in the NBA's Orlando bubble. And now, here comes James Harden and the Houston Rockets. 

Sunday is another must-win for Sacramento, and it won't be easy. 

Kings guard Bogdan Bogdanovic has scored 62 points the past two games. But that only has resulted in one win. Buddy Hield's poor play has been a huge detriment to the Kings' playoff chances.

The sharpshooter left his shot in Sacramento. Hield is averaging just 11.8 points per game in Orlando while shooting 27.9 percent from beyond the arc.

The Kings will be eliminated from playoff contention with a loss or a win from the Portland Trail Blazers.

Here's how you can watch Kings vs. Rockets online (download the MyTeams app here!) and on TV:

When: Sunday, Aug. 9 at 5 p.m. PT (Kings Pregame Live starts at 4:30 p.m PT)
TV: NBC Sports California
Stream: MyTeams app

Luka Doncic's triple-double makes NBA history in Mavs' win over Bucks

Luka Doncic's triple-double makes NBA history in Mavs' win over Bucks

Another game, another insane, eye-popping stat line from Dallas Mavericks star Luka Doncic.

The 21-year-old Serbian put on a show Saturday night in the Mavericks' 136-132 overtime win over Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks in Orlando, Fla.

Doncic finished with a staggering 36 points, 19 assists and 14 rebounds. It was his 17th triple-double of the 2019-20 NBA season, and in the process, Doncic made history.

Just look at a few of the shots and passes Doncic made late in the Mavs' win over the Bucks. It looks like a varsity player going up against the JV team.

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Two years into Doncic's NBA career, it's safe to say the Phoenix Suns, Sacramento Kings and Atlanta Hawks are kicking themselves for passing on the superstar. In the case of the Hawks, they actually drafted Doncic at No. 3 overall, but traded him to the Mavericks for Trae Young and a 2019 first-round draft pick, which they used on Cam Reddish.

The Suns drafted center DeAndre Ayton No. 1 overall, while the Kings infamously decided to take forward Marvin Bagley over Doncic at No. 2.

In hindsight, those three decisions are turning out to be franchise-altering. Ayton is averaging 17.2 points and 10.7 rebounds through two seasons, while Bagley has dealt with injuries and has played in 75 games his first two seasons. He's averaging 14.8 points and 7.6 rebounds per game. Neither has come close to making the type of impact Doncic has made.

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Young is an NBA All-Star and has the potential to be really good, but Doncic looks like he's on a different level right now. Even Young took notice of what Doncic did Saturday night.

Doncic isn't an MVP finalist this year, but it's only a matter of time before he's holding that trophy. He's getting better each year, and he's going to make the teams that passed on him pay for the next two decades.