Coronavirus updates: Kevin Durant among four Nets players to test positive for COVID-19

Written By Austin Anderson
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Kevin Durant is among four Nets players who have tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19), the team announced on Tuesday, more than doubling the number of known cases affecting NBA players.

Durant is "feeling fine," according to The Athletic. "Everyone be careful, take care of yourself and quarantine," Durant said . "We're going to get through this."

The Nets said in a statement that only one of the four players is showing symptoms, but all are currently in isolation and under the care of team doctors. Durant has not shown any symptoms.

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“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 statement read. “The health of our players and staff is of the highest priority to the organization and the team is doing everything within its power to ensure that those affected receive the best care possible.

“As always, we appreciate the support of our fans, partners and surrounding community, and we wish all those who are battling this virus a speedy recovery,” the statement said.

Brooklyn tested the team upon returning from San Francisco where they were scheduled to play the Warriors on March 12, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. The results came back positive for four players on Tuesday. Woj also reported the Nets "paid out of pocket to a private company to conduct tests." 

Brooklyn last played in Los Angeles against the Lakers on March 10, who are now being tested for coronavirus as well.

The four Nets players join Rudy Gobert and Donavon Mitchell of the Jazz and Christian Wood of the Pistons as active NBA players who have tested positive for the virus. 

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