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Kevin Durant one of four Nets who tested positive for coronavirus

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NEW YORK, NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 03: Kevin Durant #7 of the Brooklyn Nets looks on from the bench during the game Phoenix Suns at Barclays Center on February 03, 2020 in New York City.Brooklyn Nets defeated the Phoenix Suns 119-97. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

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Four Brooklyn Nets have tested positive for the coronavirus, with only one of them reportedly showing the symptoms of COVID-19.

One of those players was Kevin Durant, something the two-time Finals MVP told Shams Charania of The Athletic.

It is not known who the other three players are, nor do we know which one of them showed symptoms.

That Durant, who has not played for the Nets this season as he recovers from a torn Achilles, was one of the guys who tested positive shows it had worked its way through the franchise and locker room. Durant has worked out with the team, coaches, and players who needed the extra practice, but he had not played in an NBA game since tearing his Achilles in Game 5 of the 2019 NBA Finals.

There has been speculation Durant could join the Nets for the playoffs if the NBA cannot resume until late May or June (as appears most likely), but Durant’s friend and business partner tamped down those expectations.

The Nets paid for a private testing firm to check on their players, not drawing down the limited supply of tests in New York and nationwide for public testing. Any doctor or medical professional who came forward with the names of the players who tested positive would be violating HIPAA (the patient privacy law), however, Durant came forward of his own volition.

Durant is the biggest name to come down with the disease among NBA players, he’s is a player of global status with his own line of Nike shoes. He joins a list of Utah’s All-Stars Rudy Gobert and Donovan Mitchell, Detroit’s Christian Wood, and the three anonymous Nets as the seven NBA players who have tested positive for the coronavirus.