Good news. The four Brooklyn Nets players who tested positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19) are now symptom-free.
Nets chief executive Sean Marks announced on a conference call with reporters on Wednesday that all members of the traveling group in Brooklyn are in their 40s for two weeks. Despite this, they will continue to follow guidelines for social distancing.
“As far as the team is concerned,” said Marks (via Malika Andrews of ESPN), “I feel – like all of us, like the rest of New York and really the rest of the world – we are trying to cope with that. as best we can. “
The Nets were set to face the Warriors at the Chase Center in front of no fan on March 12, but the NBA suspended the season indefinitely the night before after two Utah Jazz players became the first in the NBA to test positive for the coronavirus. Upon their return to Brooklyn from San Francisco, the Nets paid a private company to test the team for COVID-19, which revealed that four players had tested positive.
Of these four players, three were asymptomatic. According to Marks, however, the lone player with symptoms has since recovered.
Former warrior Kevin Durant admitted he was one of four coronavirus-positive nets. He hadn’t played all season when he was recovering from a torn Achilles, and was already banned for the duration of the 2019-20 campaign. Although Durant has extra time to plan these days, it is possible that the season suspended indefinitely will delay his return to action.
The same goes for Brooklyn playmaker Kyrie Irving, who underwent shoulder surgery on March 3. Although they are able to continue their respective rehabilitations, they obviously do not have access to the practice center, which could slow down the process.
“I couldn’t tell you when they will be playing this season,” said Marks. “I don’t think it’s fair for these athletes or the performance team to schedule this. I think everyone is dealing with bigger and much more urgent things. “
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Marks insisted that he would have a better idea of each player’s timeline in three weeks to a month, when he hopes to have more details on the NBA’s plans to resume the season.
Of course, there is no guarantee that this will happen either.