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Kevin Durant is now the eighth Brooklyn Nets player to enter NBA health and safety protocols.
The Brooklyn Nets are between a rock and a hard place when it comes to COVID, as superstar forward Kevin Durant becomes the team’s eighth player to enter NBA health and safety protocols.
Durant is vaccinated, as he wouldn’t have been able to play at home at Barclays Center if it had been the other way around. Given the Nets’ current situation with COVID, they have become so desperate that they are in the process of bringing an unvaccinated Kyrie Irving back into the fold as a part-time player who will only play road games this season. What a waste for Brooklyn.
The Nets are scheduled to host the Orlando Magic for a whistleblower at 7:30 p.m. ET at Barclays Center on Saturday night.
Brooklyn Nets: Kevin Durant becomes eighth player to enter COVID protocols
The weird part in all of this is that Brooklyn seems to be the best team in the Eastern Conference this season. The Nets are 21-8 in their first 29 games, holding a three-game lead over the Chicago Bulls and Milwaukee Bucks in the conference standings. Even more impressive, the Nets are 6.5 games ahead of the second-ranked Philadelphia 76ers in the Atlantic Division.
Ultimately, Brooklyn will find ways to adapt to this recent league-wide COVID surge. However, they are a team fully capable of winning their first NBA Finals in franchise history. Offensively, he’s a juggernaut, but the Nets leave a lot to be desired on the defensive side of the field. The last thing this team wants is for COVID to derail their promising season before it takes off.
The Nets have five games scheduled until Christmas Day.