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Harrison Barnes cleared of coronavirus [UPDATE]

Kings forward had been in quarantine after testing positive for Covid-19 last week. He’ll rejoin a team that desperately needs bigs.

Sacramento Kings forward Harrison Barnes sits with assistant coach Bobby Jackson before the game against the Oklahoma City Thunder at Golden 1 Center. Sergio Estrada-USA TODAY Sports

UPDATE: July 24Barnes has been cleared of coronavirus and is on his way to the NBA bubble in Orlando.

Sacramento Kings F Harrison Barnes announced via Twitter that he has tested positive for coronavirus.

So Barnes is hoping to join the Kings in Orlando in the bubble after he has quarantined for the mandatory 10-14 days while also posting two negative tests in that span. The Kings are also without F/C Richaun Holmes, who went outside the bubble for food delivery and now has to quarantine for 10 days with negative tests before rejoining camp.

The NBA has only had a few players test positive for Covid-19 since the bubble started up. Russell Westbrook, like Barnes, is among the players who has tested positive outside the bubble who is looking to get back with his team. Barnes will have until the end of July to get into camp and up to speed before the Kings take on the San Antonio Spurs on July 31.