Report: Kevin Durant ruled out due to coronavirus exposure, last played Wizards

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Report: KD out due to COVID-19 exposure, last played Wizards originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington

The Nets could be without superstar forward Kevin Durant for at least the next seven days due to the NBA's health and safety protocols. 

Durant, who had COVID-19 over the summer, came into contact with someone who tested positive and will now be forced to quarantine for a week, The Athletic's Shams Charania reported Monday.

The news comes just a day after Durant and the Nets lost to the Wizards. Whether any Wizards players will be impacted by Durant's contact tracing is unknown. 

According to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, Durant tested positive for the virus in May and continues to register antibodies and test negatively. However, the league's protocols do not distinguish between those who've had COVID-19 already and those who haven't. 

The Nets have four games over the next week, including matchups with the Jazz, Sixers, Grizzlies and Thunder. After a dominant start to the season, Brooklyn has lost four of its last five and has seen extreme regression from its defense. Without Durant, the Nets will have to lean more heavily on Kyrie Irving and Caris LeVert to carry the offense. 

Tune in at 6 PM to NBC Sports Washington on Wednesday for complete coverage of the Wizards' next game against the Philadelphia 76ers.

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