Nets’ Kevin Durant to Miss 4 Games Due to COVID-19 Protocol
Kevin Durant just can’t get away from the Co-Co.
After testing positive back in May, the Brooklyn Nets superstar is facing a 7-day quarantine after contact tracing deduced that Durant was exposed to someone who tested positive.
The Nets have lost four of their last five games and will now take on the Utah Jazz, Philadelphia 76ers, Memphis Grizzlies and Oklahoma City Thunder without Durant. Despite his required quarantine, Durant has tested negative three times in recent days according to sources close to ESPN.
Nets star Kevin Durant is listed out Tuesday vs. Utah due to NBA's coronavirus health and safety protocols.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) January 4, 2021
“It’s horrible for him,” Brooklyn’s head coach Steve Nash commented on Durant missing time. “He’s worked his way back after such a long layoff, and then to miss games is frustrating for him. But we just gotta stick with it and play the long game, and know that, in time, he’ll be back and we’ll forget about this window that he missed.”
After missing the entirety of last season due to an Achilles injury, Durant has averaged 28.2 points and seven boards per game in the early going.