- The Washington Times - Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Four players on the Brooklyn Nets tested positive for coronavirus, the team announced Tuesday. 

One player was exhibiting symptoms, while three others were not. All four are isolated and under the care of team doctors, the Nets said. 

In a statement, the Nets said they’ve been in touch with anyone who has had recent contact with the players, including opponents.

“All players and members of the Nets travel party are being asked to remain isolated, closely monitor their health and maintain constant communication with team medical staff,” the Nets said. The health of our players and staff is of the highest priority to the organization and the team is doing everything within its power to ensure those affected receive the best care possible.” 

That makes seven NBA players to have tested positive for the virus. Utah’s Rudy Gobert was the first to be diagnosed and soon, doctors discovered teammate Donovan Mitchell had it. Detroit Pistons center Christian Wood also tested positive. 

The NBA season remains suspended indefinitely due to the pandemic. 

• Matthew Paras can be reached at mparas@washingtontimes.com.

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