Jeff Zillgitt, USA TODAY
Printed 7: 44 p.m. ET Feb. 6, 2021
Brooklyn Nets well-known person Kevin Durant will struggle by a seven-day quarantine and can return to the team next Friday and be on hand for the Feb. 13 sport against the Golden Inform Warriors, as long he meets the league’s smartly being and safety protocols.
In an extraordinary collection of events, Durant became once at the beginning doubtful if he may maybe play in Friday’s sport against the Toronto Raptors attributable to contact tracing. He didn’t beginning nonetheless played 19 minutes before he became once urged he would want to streak away the bench space after it became once confirmed a team staffer tested positive for COVID-19.
A Nets team employee drove in a automobile with Durant on three separate times Friday — to the be conscious facility for attempting out, support dwelling after attempting out and to Barclays Center for the game against the Raptors — while it sounds as if now not wearing masks, in response to a person familiar with the problem.
The person requested anonymity due to the they weren’t approved to train publicly about Durant’s quarantine.
Durant tested detrimental three cases in a 24-hour period, nonetheless the team employee’s detrimental take a look at came support inclusive. Below the league’s smartly being and safety protocols, a player doesn’t want to quarantine unless a halt contact assessments positive. That’s why Durant played minutes on Friday. He didn’t beginning due to the they had been ready for a take a look at end result to come, and that became once inclusive. Nonetheless when the team employee’s next take a look at came support positive all the scheme by the game, Durant became once eliminated.
Though Durant continues to take a look at detrimental, he must quarantine for seven days due to the the halt contact tested positive.
All varied Nets players and staffers possess tested detrimental, including postgame assessments following the loss to Toronto on Friday.
Durant became once sad in regards to the problem, tweeting, “Free me” and “Yo @nba, your followers aren’t tiresome. You are going to also’t idiot em with your Wack ass PR ways. #FREE7”
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