The four Brooklyn Nets players who tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19), including star Kevin Durant, are symptom-free, Nets general manager Sean Marks told reporters on a conference call Wednesday.
The Nets announced the players tested positive on March 17, and Marks said the team’s traveling party quarantined for 14 days and are still practicing social distancing protocols.
“As it pertains to the team, I sense like all of us, like the rest of New York and really the rest of the globe, we’re trying to deal with this as best we can,” Marks told reporters.
He also said there are no plans to retest players. Durant, who joined the Nets in the offseason, has not played a game this season as he recovers from a torn Achilles sustained in last season’s NBA Finals.
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Brooklyn Nets forward Kevin Durant has recovered from coronavirus. (Photo: Nicole Sweet, USA TODAY Sports)
Two players from the Utah Jazz, one from the Detroit Pistons, four from the Nets, two from the Los Angeles Lakers and one from the Boston Celtics were diagnosed with COVID-19. Three staffers on the Philadelphia 76ers and one staffer on the Denver Nuggets also tested positive.
The New York Knicks also announced on Saturday that owner James Dolan tested positive for COVID-19 and “has been in self-isolation and is experiencing little to no symptoms. He continues to oversee business operations.”
Durant, Utah’s Rudy Gobert and Donovan Mitchell and Boston’s Marcus Smart have gone public with their positive tests and urged people to listen to public health officials during the pandemic.
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