Kevin Durant among four Nets to test positive for coronavirus

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Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant is shown in a Feb. 6, 2018 game against the San Antonio Spurs in Oakland, California. Cary Edmondson / USA TODAY Sports
 

Kevin Durant confirmed on Tuesday that he is one of four Brooklyn Nets who tested positive for the coronavirus.

Shortly after the Nets announced that four players tested positive for COVID-19, Durant told Shams Charania of @TheAthleticNBA and @Stadium of his positive test and said he was feeling fine.

"Everyone be careful, take care of yourself and quarantine," Durant said. "We're going to get through this."

The 31-year-old Durant missed the recently suspended season due to an Achilles injury suffered in last season's NBA Finals while a member of the Golden State Warriors. The 10-time All-Star joins Utah Jazz All-Stars Rudy Gobert and Donovan Mitchell and Detroit Pistons forward Christian Wood as NBA players known to have tested positive for coronavirus:

The Nets said one player has symptoms of the virus and the other three are asymptomatic.

In their statement, the Nets said the organization is contacting recent opponents and others known to have had contact with the players and is working with state and local health officials.

Statewide, New York has the highest number of confirmed coronavirus patients in the nation with more than 1,500. More than half -- 814 -- of the cases are in New York City.

"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 Nets' statement read. "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' final game before play was suspended last Wednesday was against the Los Angeles Lakers on March 10. 

The Lakers were on a conference call Tuesday to discuss a mandatory 14-day quarantine that will include COVID-19 testing Wednesday.

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