Statement from Jabari Parker: pic.twitter.com/fn0WncpLi8— Sacramento Kings (@SacramentoKings) June 24, 2020
In the statement, Parker indicated that he had received the news “several days ago” and has been self-isolating at his Chicago home. “I am progressing in my recovery and feeling well,” Parker said. “I look forward to joining my teammates in Orlando as we return to the court for the resumption of the NBA season.”
Parker was part of a trade deadline deal that sent him and center Alex Len to Sacramento by way of Atlanta in a deal that shipped Dewayne Dedmon back to the Hawks. He has played just one game for the Kings in California’s state capital.
Across 33 games played this season (32 of those transpiring in Atlanta), Parker has averaged 14.7 points on a solid 49.9 percent field-goal percentage, 5.9 rebounds and 1.8 assists. The 204 No. 2 overall pick has fashioned himself into a bench scorer since returning from two devastating ACL tears in his left knee while with his first club, the Bucks. The Kings are his fourth team in the past two seasons.