Nets announce four players on team have tested positive for coronavirus

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Four players on the <a class="link rapid-noclick-resp" href="/nba/teams/brooklyn/" data-ylk="slk:Nets">Nets</a> have tested positive for coronavirus. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
Four players on the Nets have tested positive for coronavirus. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

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.

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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.

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.

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.

Both Gobert and Mitchell appear to be doing well. Since the diagnosis, Gobert urged others to take the threat seriously. Mitchell says he is asymptomatic, but is quarantining to keep others safe.

The Detroit Pistons also had a player test positive for coronavirus.

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