Four players on the Brooklyn Nets have tested positive for coronavirus. The team released a statement Tuesday confirming the news. All four of those players are in isolation and under the care of team physicians, according to the Nets.
The Nets announce that four players tested positive for COVID-19 pic.twitter.com/S0kAztSG8g— Malika Andrews (@malika_andrews) March 17, 2020
Three of the four Nets players who tested positive are asymptomatic. The Nets are attempting to reach out to anyone who has been in contact with those players, including recent NBA opponents. The Nets have played the Boston Celtics, Memphis Grizzlies, San Antonio Spurs, Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Lakers in March.
The team reportedly tested players after the team returned from San Francisco. The Nets paid a private company for the tests.
Sources: Brooklyn tested the team upon returning from San Francisco and results came back today. Nets paid out of pocket to a private company to conduct tests. One player awoke with some aches today; rest have experienced no symptoms.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) March 17, 2020
The Nets did not reveal which players have tested positive for coronavirus, although Kevin Durant revealed later he tested positive.
Kevin Durant says he has coronavirus
NBA star Kevin Durant says he is among the Nets players who have tested positive for COVID-19, though he is asymptomatic.
“Everyone be careful, take care of yourself and quarantine. We’re going to get through this,” he told The Athletic’s Shams Charania.
Lakers to be tested, self-quarantine
Players for the Los Angeles Lakers were reportedly told to self-quarantine for 2 weeks after they get tested on Wednesday for the coronavirus.
The Lakers are among the four teams who played the Nets in March.
Sources: Lakers just had conference call with players and will be tested tomorrow for Coronavirus and will have 14 day self-quarantine.— Brad Turner (@BA_Turner) March 17, 2020
Nets aren’t the only NBA team dealing with coronavirus
The NBA has already experiencing confirmed cases of the coronavirus. Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert was the first player in the NBA to be diagnosed with the coronavirus. His diagnosis led to the NBA postponing the season indefinitely. A few days after Gobert was diagnosed, it was revealed his teammate — Donovan Mitchell — also tested positive for coronavirus.
The Detroit Pistons also had a player test positive for coronavirus.
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