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Kevin Durant among the four Nets players declared positive at COVID-19

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LA – NBA star Kevin Durant is one of four Brooklyn Nets players who tested positive for the new coronavirus and ended up in quarantine, The Athletic website said on Tuesday, citing the player.

Durant, the Nets’ flagship rookie last summer, but who has not yet been able to play the season due to a break in an Achilles tendon that takes a long time to heal, called on everyone “to be careful”.  

“Take care of yourself and quarantine yourself. We’re going to make it, “said the 31-year-old winger, double NBA champion with the Golden State Warriors (2017, 2018) and quintessential player of the 2014 season, told The Athletic.  

Shortly before, the Brooklyn franchise announced that four players on its team had been declared positive for COVID-19, without revealing their identities.  

“One of the four players shows symptoms of the disease, the other three are asymptomatic,” the Nets said in their press release on Twitter, adding that “each of them has been placed in isolation and is being followed by the team doctors “.  

“All (other) Nets players and members are asked to also remain in solitary confinement, to closely monitor their health and to speak frequently with the franchise medical service,” they continued. .

Seven NBA players tested positive

These four players tested positive are in addition to three other NBA players whose names are known: the French Rudy Gobert, first to have been last Wednesday, which led to the sine die suspension of the season, his teammate of the Utah Jazz Donovan Mitchell and Christian Wood, interior of the Detroit Pistons.

Once the Gobert case became known, players and staff from Utah and the five teams that had played against them in the previous ten days were asked to quarantine. These include the Cleveland Cavaliers, the New York Knicks, the Boston Celtics, the Detroit Pistons and the Toronto Raptors.

The Brooklyn Nets were not affected by this measure.

“The franchise currently informs anyone who has had physical contact with players, including their opponents in recent matches, and works closely with national and local health authorities,” she said.

Brooklyn’s last game was in Los Angeles against the L. Bron James Lakers on March 10 with a prestigious victory (104-102). After which they had to play in camera in San Francisco against Golden State, the 12. A meeting which did not take place following the suspension of the season decided the day before by the NBA.