NBA Lakers, Nets without symptoms after 14-day isolations
NEW YORK: The Brooklyn networks & Los Angeles Lakers have completed 14-day home isolations without any player showing symptoms of coronavirus , he NBA clubs said Wednesday.
The clubs intend to continue to follow safety guidelines set by health & government officials regarding social distance & sheltering in place.
Nets general manager Sean Marks , he first New Zealand-born player in the NBA , said the four Nets players who had tested positive for the virus, reportedly including superstar forward Kevin Durant, now show no symptoms of of COVID-19 .
The entire travel group for the Nets has completed isolation after learning March 17 that a player was showing coronavirus symptoms.
Durant has not played a game for the Nets due to a ruptured Achilles tendon suffered in last June's NBA Finals while with Golden State.
Kyrie Irving played just 20 games for Brooklyn before leaving the season due to a shoulder injury.
But with the NBA season shut down & playoffs potentially pushed back into August, they might both be recovered enough to play in post-season games if they are played.
No creo que sea justo para esos atletas ni para el equipo de rendimiento ponerle un cronograma, dijo Marks. Creo que todos están lidiando con cosas más grandes & mucho más apremiantes.
All of the team's practice facilities have been closed due to the outbreak.
"Just by getting time off, yes, does that make your body heal & so forth? But there were several of our players that need the facilities, need game reps, need to be playing," Marks said.
"You could take the other side of this & say that this hiatus has set their rehabilitation back & it has slowed them."
Marks & other Nets personnel are only seeing players from a distance.
"They know their bodies better than anyone else, so at the right time & when they are 100% & they are up for it, I'm sure they will be making those decisions."