Four Nets Players Test Positive For Coronavirus

Four Nets players have tested positive for the coronavirus, the team announced today in a press release. Brooklyn didn’t identify those players in its announcement, but said that all four are isolated and under the care of team doctors. Three of the four players aren’t exhibiting symptoms, according to the club.

[UPDATE: Kevin Durant among four Nets players who tested positive]

The Nets are in the process of notifying anyone who recently had known contact with the affected players, including recent opponents, and has asked all members of its travel party to remain isolated and closely monitor their health, the team said in its release.

The latest news means that the total number of NBA players diagnosed with COVID-19 is up to seven, as the four affected Nets join a list that already included Jazz stars Rudy Gobert and Donovan Mitchell and Pistons big man Christian Wood.

Neither the Jazz nor the Pistons recently faced the Nets, so it doesn’t appear there are any obvious connections between all the cases. Brooklyn’s three most recent opponents were the Lakers (March 10), Bulls (March 8), and Spurs (March 6) — none of those teams played Utah or Detroit recently either.

The Nets had been scheduled to face the Warriors in a game without fans last Thursday night before Gobert’s positive test prompted the NBA to suspend its season on Wednesday.

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14 thoughts on “Four Nets Players Test Positive For Coronavirus

    • Can you imagine his poor me Instagram story if he has it? Dude walks around feeling sorry for himself like no one else on earth has ever faced adversity

  1. lebuck

    So why do the players get tests before most people in the country? Obviously this is because of money but let’s face it, these players are at very low risk. These tests should have been delivered to the needy and at risk people and shame on the teams and players for being complicit.

    • ChapmansVacuum

      The reason the CDC test was screwed up in the first place was that they wanted it to test for more flu strains then covid-19. The international test that they wouldnt use and slowed this all down was just for C-19.

  2. formerlyz

    They did play the Celtics recently though, and it’s possible based on timeline that Gobert caught it from a fan when Utah also recently played the Celtics…the other possibility is that they caught it out in the open in boston or brooklyn or even LA, as those areas have been very effected…but there is generally no way to know. That’s why testing is so important, and the scarcity of them is such a big deal. Hopefully the number of available tests will grow significantly in the next couple of weeks

  3. x%sure

    Dins’ excuse? He was sliding for about 8 games from about Feb.20 until the emotional loss to Memphis that eased out the coach. Actually he lost some quality in general since January or so. It’s been a turbulent year.

  4. Skip, Tampa

    Now that KD has tested positive it’s no longer all Gobert’s fault anymore ?
    Still, 4 Nets seems like a high number on 1 team.
    More test needed for everyone across the board.

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