After Rudy Gobert became the first player to test positive for coronavirus, fears spread around the league that other players would follow suit due to the indirect exposure of multiple teams through the reach of the schedule. Now, four Brooklyn Nets players have tested positive for coronavirus, the team announced Tuesday afternoon.
One player is exhibiting systems; the other three are not. The Nets did not initially name the players, but star forward Kevin Durant shared that he was one of those four players.
Durant additionally told The Athletic that he has not had any symptoms, according to a follow-up tweet from Charania.
All four players are presently isolated under the care of team doctors. The Nets are notifying anyone who had known contact with those players, including recent opponents. The organization is also asking all of its players and members of its travel party to remain isolated, closely monitor their health and stay in constant communication with the 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,” the Nets said in a statement.