Kevin Durant is expected to quarantine for 7 days after coming in contact with COVID-19, according to numerous reports. It is still unclear whether the former MVP has coronavirus, but Durant still has to follow NBA guidelines on COVID-19 healthy & safety. Durant publicly contracted the virus back in March as well.
This is just another blow for the Brooklyn Nets in just the last week. Spencer Dinwiddie of course partially-tore his ACL last week and will apparently miss the remainder of the season. The Nets have gone 1-4 in Dinwiddie’s absence and have recently applied for a DPE.
The earliest in which Kevin Durant could possibly return is the January 12th game against the Denver Nuggets. Within that time period, the Nets will be playing four games, which includes the Utah Jazz, Philadelphia 76ers, Memphis Grizzlies, and Oklahoma City Thunder.
The Nets are obviously in a bit of a hole right now, as they have just fallen to a 3-4 record. The next week of games could potentially determine the fate of this Nets team, so things will need to change in Durant’s absence. Kyrie Irving really needs to step up as the team’s leader and command this team through some tough opponents.
It’s still extremely early in this season, but the Nets have gone through some serious adversity early on. It will be interesting to see how this team responds over the next few games. The Nets will be facing Utah tomorrow.