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.
Reporting with @MarcJSpears: The Sacramento Kings had a player test with an inconclusive result for Covid-19 on Wednesday, but successive negative test results Thursday and Friday are expected to allow for his availability against Spurs tonight. Player quarantined through today.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 31, 2020
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. https://t.co/hSGsX6GZfW— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 31, 2020
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.
NBA rumors: Kings player received inconclusive coronavirus test result originally appeared on NBC Sports Bay Area