Brooklyn Nets’ GM Says Four Players Previously Diagnosed With Coronavirus Have Recovered
After four Brooklyn Nets’ players tested positive for the coronavirus (COVD-19) 15 days ago, general manager Sean Marks said Wednesday that they have fully recovered and are medically cleared. Marks spoke to the media during a conference call on Wednesday morning referencing the team’s two week quarantine and his plan to adhere to social distancing rules.“As it pertains to the team,” Marks said, “I sense – like all of us, like the rest of New York and really the rest of the globe – we’re trying to deal with this as best we can.”Of the four players diagnosed, only Kevin Durant’s name was public...
Brooklyn Nets Criticized For Early Access To Coronavirus Testing
The Brooklyn Nets said in a statement on Wednesday that several players and staff had been experiencing symptoms of the coronavirus prompting testing for the virus.This statement from the team came on the heels of a public outcry about NBA players having access to very limited testing resources, while the general public, even those who are critically ill, are struggling to get tested. After the Net’s announcement on Tuesday, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio took shots at the team’s ability to get tested so quickly.“We wish them a speedy recovery. But, with all due respect, an entire NBA team...
Greg Cote: Backlash over NBA testing for coronavirus mirrors growing anxiety, new national mood
The Brooklyn Nets and some other NBA teams have been testing players and staff for the COVID-19 coronavirus as a precaution — even those who have showed no symptoms.It might be understandable in that seven of the league’s players have tested positive, including four Nets, superstar Kevin Durant among them. So it might figure the first major sport to shut down would be aggressive in containing this outbreak in its own extended family.Controversy has ensued.The mayor of New York City, home to one-third of Americans who have tested positive, has criticized the NBA, with the league and its players...
Kevin Durant, three other Nets test positive for coronavirus
Kevin Durant, three other Nets test positive for coronavirusLuisa Morales(Philstar.com) – March 18, 2020 – 9:31amMANILA, Philippines — Two-time NBA champion Kevin Durant has tested positive for the coronavirus, the Brooklyn Nets said on Tuesday (Wednesday, Manila time).Along with Durant, three other teammates also contracted the virus — only the 6’10” forward was named to the media.Four Nets have tested positive for the coronavirus, team says.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) March 17, 2020There are now a total of seven NBA players across three teams with coronavirus since patient zero Rudy Gobe...
Durant among Brooklyn Nets players diagnosed with COVID-19
New York (AFP) - Kevin Durant is reportedly among four Brooklyn Nets players who have tested positive for the new coronavirus and are in isolation.The injured Durant, who has yet to play for the Nets since signing for the club last year, confirmed to The Athletic website he had tested positive for the virus."Everyone be careful, take care of yourself and quarantine. We're going to get through this," Durant was quoted as saying.News that the two-time NBA Finals MVP was among those who had contracted the virus came soon after the Nets confirmed four players had tested positive for COVID-19."Four...
Kevin Durant and three other Nets players test positive for coronavirus
NEW YORK — Brooklyn Nets star Kevin Durant has tested positive for the coronavirus, according to The Athletic’s Shams Charania.The four-time scoring champion and two-time NBA Finals MVP who signed with the Nets over the summer said he feels fine: “Everyone be careful, take care of yourself and quarantine. We’re going to get through this,” he told The Athletic.Durant was one of four Nets players who tested positive for the coronavirus on Tuesday. He traveled with the team for their West Coast road trip and sat on the bench as they defeated the Lakers, 104-102, in Los Angeles. He was expected to...
New York Daily News
Joel Embiid powers Sixers to 112-104 overtime victory over Brooklyn Nets
PHILADELPHIA — The 76ers overcame boos, rust and the Brooklyn Nets.They battled back from a 20-point deficit to beat the Nets, 112-014, in overtime Thursday night at the Wells Fargo Center in the first game for both squads following the All-Star Break.The Sixers (35-21) hadn’t played since their 110-103 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Feb. 11. And they looked every bit like a team that had eight days in between games. The Sixers’ timing appeared to be off. They shot poorly from three-point range and made a lot of miscues.The sellout crowd voiced its displeasure, booing the home squad ...
The Philadelphia Inquirer
Kyrie Irving scores 45 points, Nets pull away from Pistons in overtime
DETROIT — Derrick Rose scored 20-plus points for the 12th straight game. But Rose and the Detroit Pistons were helpless to prevent the Brooklyn Nets from taking over in overtime Saturday night.The Nets outscored the Pistons by 10 points in pulling away for a 121-111 victory at Little Caesars Arena.Kyrie Irving scored 33 of his 45 points in the second half to help the Nets (19-25) take a 3 1/2 game lead on the Pistons for the Eastern Conference’s eighth and final playoff spot.Rose scored 27 points and his layup with 1.9 seconds left in regulation tied the game at 106 and sent the game into over...
Detroit Free Press
Brooklyn Nets’ Kyrie Irving Says Team Not Ready to Compete With East’s Top Teams After Loss To Philadelphia 76ers
After a 117-106 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers, the Brooklyn Nets‘ star point guard Kyrie Irving said that his team has a “glaring” need for more talent on the roster in order to be considered a club that can contend for an NBA championship.“I mean, it’s transparent. It’s out there. It’s glaring, in terms of the pieces that we need in order to be at that next level,” Irving told media after the defeat, in which he posted 14 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists on 6-21 shooting, to go along with a team-worst -29 plus-minus while he was on the court.“It’s just something that we signed up for. We kne...
Heat come up short in Brooklyn, fall to 10-10 on road
NEW YORK — This was what Erik Spoelstra was worried about coming in.The wounded dog taking a bite out of all that had been right for his Miami Heat.And wouldn’t you know it, just like that, the Brooklyn Nets’ seven-game losing streak is over, with the Heat falling, 117-113, Friday night at Barclays Center.“When you’re a coach, you don’t love it when teams are desperate and have seven straight losses,” Spoelstra said, “because you understand the type of intensity and desperation.”It was a message not necessarily received by a Heat team that exited 27-11, despite 33 points from Jimmy Butler and ...