Kevin Durant, 3 Other Brooklyn Nets Players Test Positive for COVID-19
On Tuesday, it was reported that four members of the Brooklyn Nets tested positive for the coronavirus.
One player in particular, who chose to make his results public, was superstar Kevin Durant. The Nets star is currently rehabbing from a torn achilles and has not played since Game 5 of the 2019 NBA Finals.
“Everyone be careful, take care of yourself and quarantine,” said Durant, who said he himself is feeling fine. “We’re going to get through this.”
Kevin Durant tested positive for coronavirus, Durant tells @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium. Durant says he is feeling fine: "Everyone be careful, take care of yourself and quarantine. We're going to get through this."
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) March 17, 2020
Along with two other Nets players, it appears as though Durant is asymptomatic, while a fourth member woke up on Tuesday morning feeling muscle aches – a common symptom of COVID-19. The identity of the remaining three Nets players has yet to be confirmed. It is also not clear as to how many employees have been tested for the virus at this time.
“All players and members of the Nets travel party are being asked to remain isolated, closely monitor their health and maintain constant communication with team medical staff,” the team said in a statement on Tuesday.
Along with Christian Wood, Rudy Gobert, and Donovan Mitchell, there are now 7 confirmed coronavirus cases in the NBA.