The Nets announced Tuesday that four players have tested positive for coronavirus.
Four Brooklyn Nets players have tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. Of the four, one player is exhibiting symptoms while three are asymptomatic, the team said in a statement. All four players are presently isolated and under the care of team physicians.
The organization is currently notifying anyone who has had known contact with the players, including recent opponents, and is working closely with state and local health authorities on reporting. All players and members of the Nets travel party are being asked to remain isolated, closely monitor their health and maintain constant communication with 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.
As always, we appreciate the support of our fans, partners and surrounding community, and we wish all those who are battling this virus a speedy recovery.
Per The Athletic's Shams Charania, Kevin Durant is one of the players to test positive, though he is asymptomatic.
Durant is said to be feeling fine, saying: "Everyone be careful, take care of yourself and quarantine. We're going to get through this."
According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, the Nets tested the entire team after they returned from San Francisco, with results coming in on Tuesday. Wojnarowski added that the Nets paid a private company to administer the tests.
DeAndre Jordan told SNY contributor Maggie Gray over the weekend that his expectation was that the entire team would be tested.
The Utah Jazz had two players test positive for coronavirus last week: Rudy Gobert and Donovan Mitchell.
ESPN's Ramona Shelbourne reported last week that the six teams the Jazz faced since Feb. 28 had been tested for the virus.
The Nets had not faced the Jazz since January, nor had they faced any of the Jazz's last six opponents since they faced Utah.