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Former Warrior Kevin Durant tests positive for coronavirus

Durant and three teammates have contracted the virus.

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Former Golden State Warriors superstar Kevin Durant is the latest NBA star to test positive for the coronavirus. Durant and three of his Brooklyn Nets teammates contracted the virus, the team announced on Tuesday.

Brooklyn did not reveal the four players who tested positive, but Durant announced that he was one of them shortly after the team’s statement.

The season was suspended on Wednesday night after the first player — Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert — tested positive. Shortly thereafter, Gobert’s teammate Donovan Mitchell also tested positive. A few days later, Detroit Pistons center Christian Wood announced that he had the virus as well.

Brooklyn’s announcement means that there are now seven known cases of coronavirus in the NBA, though there are likely more. The press release notes that three of the Nets players are not displaying symptoms. Durant is one of those three who is asymptomatic.

The Nets were in San Francisco when the season was suspended, as they were set to face the Golden State Warriors. On a conference call on Tuesday, Warriors coach Steve Kerr admitted that he didn’t know if any Warriors were hanging out with their former teammate, or any other Nets players.

Kerr also noted that while the Warriors have exercised precautions with their players, they have not pursued tests for players who aren’t displaying symptoms.

As always, we’ll keep you updated on this situation.

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