Jabari Parker is the latest NBA player to test positive for the coronavirus. Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports

Kings power forward Jabari Parker has tested positive for COVID-19, as the team revealed in an official statement from Parker. The statement was first recapped by Sean Cunningham of ACB10 Sacramento.

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.

The Kings will be among the 22 NBA teams that will be part of the league’s resumption, scheduled for July 30 in Orlando.

This article first appeared on Hoops Rumors and was syndicated with permission.

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