Kevin Durant To Miss Four Games Due To Quarantine

Kevin Durant in 2016. Photo by Tim Warner/CSM/Shutterstock (5898071k)

Brooklyn Nets star Kevin Durant is set to miss his team’s next four NBA games as the result of being placed into coronavirus quarantine. The two-time NBA champion was instructed to remain in self-isolation for seven days after coming into contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19.

This means that the Nets will be without Durant for their games against Utah, Philadelphia, Memphis, and Oklahoma City. Durant’s absence will prove to be a large loss for the Nets, who have lost four of their five opening games of the season.

The 32-year-old superstar contracted COVID-19 in May. However, since then he’s continued to register coronavirus antibodies and tested negative for the disease on three separate occasions in recent days.

Should he continue to test negative for coronavirus, Durant’s earliest possible return to action would be on January 12 against the Denver Nuggets. Durant, who missed the 2019-20 season due to an Achilles injury, will be eager to improve his form this season. Currently, he averages 28.2 points, 7 rebounds, and 4.8 assists.