NBA: Kings' Barnes tests positive for coronavirus, 'is doing well'

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Posted at Jul 15 2020 10:58 AM

Team USA's Harrison Barnes during the 2019 FIBA World Cup. FIBA Media

A fourth player for the Sacramento Kings has tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

Forward Harrison Barnes revealed on social media that he is asymptomatic and "doing well."

"I'm quarantined and am abiding by the safety protocol until I'm cleared for action. I hope to rejoin my team in Orlando when it is safe to do so," said Barnes, who is averaging 14.7 points and 4.8 rebounds for the Kings.

His positive test came ahead of the team's departure for the Disney World complex in Orlando, Florida, where the NBA season is set to restart on July 30.

Sacramento players Buddy Hield, Jabari Parker, and Alex Len all previously tested positive for the novel coronavirus. Hield and Parker are both already in Orlando, according to ESPN, while Len is in Sacramento.

The NBA's COVID-19 protocol dictates that Barnes has to be tested daily, and he can join the team in Orlando only after producing two negative tests. He will still have to be quarantined and tested when he gets to the Disney World campus. 

Sacramento has a 28-36 record, at 11th place in the Western Conference standings. 

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