Kevin Durant Tests Positive For Coronavirus, Responds Accordingly
Kevin Durant tested positive for the coronavirus this past week and responded accordingly by self-quarantining
On Tuesday, Shams Charania of The Athletic broke the news that Durant was one of four Brooklyn Nets players to test positive for the virus.
Durant confirmed the news with a message of advice.
“Everyone be careful, take care of yourself and quarantine,” he said. “We’re going to get through this.”
Durant also added that he was feeling fine, though it remains unclear if that means he is asymptomatic or simply showing mild symptoms.
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
According to the Nets, one of the four infected players has been displaying symptoms of COVID-19 while the other three have not. At this point, it is not known which camp Durant falls into.
Nets brass also said that they were working to notify anyone who had contact with any of the players, including recent opponents, of what had transpired.
“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 possible care,” the team said in a statement.
Players from the Utah Jazz, Detroit Pistons and now Nets have tested positive for coronavirus. Rudy Gobert and Donovan Mitchell were the two players on the Jazz who had it, and Christian Wood was Detroit’s sole representative.
The NBA suspended its season indefinitely last week following Gobert’s positive test. The hope is that the league will be able to return at some point in the Fall, but that is currently not set in stone.