Kevin Durant must quarantine seven days after COVID-19 exposure

Brooklyn Nets star Kevin Durant will go through a seven-day quarantine and can return to the team next Friday and be available for the Feb. 13 game against the Golden State Warriors, as long he meets the league’s health and safety protocols.

In a weird series of events, Durant was at first unsure if he could play in Friday’s game against the Toronto Raptors due to contact tracing. He didn’t start but played 19 minutes before he was told he would have to leave the bench area after it was confirmed a team staffer tested positive for COVID-19.

A Nets team employee drove in a car with Durant on three separate occasions Friday — to the practice facility for testing, back home after testing and to Barclays Center for the game against the Raptors — while apparently not wearing masks, according to a person familiar with the situation.

The person requested anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly about Durant’s quarantine.

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