4 Nets Players Test Positive For Coronavirus

Kevin Durant Among Those Diagnosed With COVID-19

Ryan Chatelain
March 17, 2020 - 4:20 pm
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Four Brooklyn Nets players have tested positive for the coronavirus, the team announced Tuesday afternoon.

One player is exhibiting symptoms; the other three are not.

Kevin Durant is one of the players identified to test positive, according to The Athletic's Shams Charania

"Everyone be careful, take care of yourself and quarantine," Durant said, via Charania. "We're going to get through this." 

All four players are presently isolated under the care of team doctors. The Nets are notifying anyone who had known contact with those players, including recent opponents. The organization is also asking all of its players and members of its travel party to remain isolated, closely monitor their health and stay in constant communication with the team medical staff.

“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,” the Nets said in a statement.

Newsday's Greg Logan reported that all Nets players were tested on Saturday and received the results Tuesday. Logan added that the team won't identify the infected players.

Three other NBA players are known to have tested positive for COVID-19: Rudy Gobert and Donovan Mitchell of the Utah Jazz and Christian Wood of the Detroit Pistons. Brooklyn has not played either of those teams since January.

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Tuesday that there are now 814 confirmed cases of the coronavirus in the city. He added that New Yorkers should prepare for a “shelter-in-place” order in the coming days as local officials try to contain the fast-moving disease.

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