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Suns' Devin Booker tests positive for COVID-19


Suns star Devin Booker confirmed on a Twitch stream on Sunday that he’s currently dealing with a case of COVID-19, as Kellan Olson of 98.7 Arizona Sports relays (via Twitter). The team had announced over the weekend that Booker was in the NBA’s health and safety protocols and will miss at least part of training camp.

According to Olson, Booker said on Sunday’s stream that he tested positive about a week ago. He has experienced some symptoms – including losing his senses of taste and smell – but said he’s feeling good now and expects to be back soon.

Here’s more from around the Pacific:

  • Addressing the oft-repeated rumor that he could’ve signed a four-year, $84 million extension with the Lakers during the 2020-21 season, Dennis Schröder said Monday that he technically never had that contract offer in front of him to sign. That might be just a matter of semantics, since it sounds like there was a time when the Lakers were willing to put that offer on the table. However, Schröder said that he never felt like he fit in 100% in Los Angeles, adding that “money isn’t everything” and he still got a “nice deal” for his family and himself (Twitter
    links via Keith Smith of Spotrac and Jared Weiss of The Athletic). Schröder signed a one-year, $5.9 million contract with the Celtics.
  • Kings forward Maurice Harkless said he didn’t explore other opportunities when he became a free agent, preferring to work out something quickly with Sacramento (Twitter link via James Ham of NBC Sports Bay Area). Harkless agreed to a two-year, $9 million deal with Sacramento on the first night of free agency.
  • The Kings have a new jersey advertisement sponsor, announcing Monday in a press release that they’ve partnered with Dialpad and will wear the company’s logo on their uniforms in 2021-22 and beyond.





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