The Eastern Conference franchise said on its Twitter account that four players tested positive for the coronavirus and all of them have been isolated and cared by Nets physicians. Most Lakers players were tested Wednesday morning at the team facility before going into a 14-day self-quarantine, according to people who were not authorized to speak publicly on the matter.
"Everyone be careful, take care of yourself and quarantine", Durant told The Athletic Tuesday evening.
Durant signed as free agent with the Nets a few weeks after suffering a torn Achilles heel in the NBA Finals as a member of the Golden State Warriors.
Oklahoma City consulted with infectious disease experts following the game to determine which players and staff would be in need of COVID-19 testing based on their exposure.
The NBA imposed an indefinite suspension on games after Jazz player Rudy Gobert tested positive for the coronavirus last week.
De Blasio wondered about why examinations for the Nets had actually been prioritised over seriously unwell people, and also included that "tests should not be for the wealthy, but for the sick".
"As we learned that National Basketball Association players on other teams had tested positive for COVID-19, we noticed that several of our players and staff had symptoms", a Nets declaration claimed on Wednesday.
Hopefully, no one from the Knicks gets the virus down the line. Gobert's teammate Donovan Mitchell and Christian Wood of the Detroit Pistons were also revealed to have tested positive last week for the coronavirus.
The Nets said in a news release that they were "working closely with local health authorities on reporting" and that the Nets' entire traveling party - including players, coaches and staff - has been asked to isolate and monitor any possible symptoms. "They were responsible for making sure we were protected in that regard, and I think they failed", she said.
The Nets said they are now notifying anyone who has had known contact with the players, including recent opponents and working closely with state and local health authorities on reporting.