Kings player has inconclusive COVID-19 test

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The Sacramento Kings had a player test with an inconclusive result for COVID-19 on July 29, but he has reportedly had successive negative test results.

Those negative tests were registered yesterday and today and the player is expected to be available for the team’s game tonight against the San Antonio Spurs, according to Adrian Wojnarowski.

The player had been quarantining through today.

Organizations have feared inconclusive or “false positive” test results could play a role in the seeding games or playoffs, if a player is forced to sit out a game or more awaiting two negative test results in 48 hours in order to gain clearance for a return, Wojnarowski also notes.

Like with all the protocols in place on the Orlando campus, the NBA is taking false positive tests seriously as a precaution.

The Kings were already hit hard by coronavirus, as Buddy Hield, Jabari Parker, Harrison Barnes and Alex Len all previously tested positive.

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