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
Four players for the Brooklyn Nets have tested positive for coronavirus. The Nets confirmed the news in the following press release:
Here is the full Nets statement on four players testing positive for the coronavirus. Only one of them is symptomatic at this time, and everyone from the travel party is being asked to remain isolated and monitor their health. pic.twitter.com/UZqKSXWYPY
— Tim Bontemps (@TimBontemps) March 17, 2020
The news of the Nets players, whose identities are not currently publicly known, being infected with COVID-19 comes as the NBA season has been on hiatus since Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert was identified as the first player to have the illness that has reached the level of a global pandemic. Since then, NBA players Donovan Mitchell, also of the Jazz, and Christian Wood of the Detroit Pistons are also known to have tested positive for COVID-19.