Nets star Kevin Durant has entered the NBA’s health and safety protocols and will miss Saturday’s sport towards Orlando, the team announced.
Amid a flurry of circumstances for the Nets, Durant is now the eighth Brooklyn participant added to the listing, which incorporates James Harden, LaMarcus Aldridge, DeAndre’ Bembry, Bruce Brown, Jevon Carter, James Johnson and Paul Millsap.
On Friday, the Nets introduced that All-Star guard Kyrie Irving could be re-joining the crew “for video games and practices wherein he’s eligible to take part,” the crew stated in a press release. The choice so as to add Irving, who’s unvaccinated, was made due partly to the rising listing of Nets gamers within the health and safety protocols.
Durant, in the meantime, is coming off a stellar efficiency towards the 76ers on Friday the place he recorded 34 factors, 11 rebounds and eight assists in a 114-105 win. The 33-year-old leads the NBA in factors per sport (29.7) and is second in minutes per sport (37).
The Nets barely had the minimal variety of gamers obtainable to face the Sixers on Thursday, which coach Steve Nash stated put the crew in a troublesome place.
“So is it higher to be over the edge than to not be enjoying till you’ve got a wholesome roster?” Nash told The Associated Press. “Or is it higher to have sufficient to play however to be short-handed and the burden and the toll it takes on these guys and understanding that you’ll have guys coming again who have not been in a position to follow or play basketball. So it’s positively difficult to navigate.”
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