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Kings forward Jabari Parker tests positive for coronavirus

Jabari Parker coronavirus

SACRAMENTO, CA - MARCH 4: Jabari Parker #33 of the Sacramento Kings poses for a portrait on March 4, 2020 at the Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2020 NBAE (Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)

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As the NBA ramps up coronavirus testing in advance of resuming at Disney World, players – who, like everyone, live in a world plagued by coronavirus – are predictably testing positive. So far:

Now, Kings forward Jabari Parker.

James Ham of NBC Sports California:

It’s good Parker’s COVID-19 was detected. Hopefully, he recovers quickly enough – and without long-terms complications – to join Sacramento in Disney World, as he desires. That he finds that goal realistic is a positive indicator of his current condition.

Parker, who holds a $6.5 million player option for next season, has at least some contractual security.

The Kings enter the resumption as playoffs longshots. This explains why they signed Corey Brewer. Parker more power forward/small forward, and Brewer is more small forward/shooting guard. But if Marvin Bagley III is healthy, Sacramento will have another option at power forward, anyway.