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Report: Brooklyn Nets forward Kevin Durant set to miss four games due to 'health and safety protocols'

Just over 24 hours before the Brooklyn Nets were set to host the Utah Jazz, the team announced the players unavailable for the game. Part of the small group of three, former two-time Finals MVP Kevin Durant:

The team hasn't announced the exact cause for Durant to be placed under the league's 'health and safety protocols'.

According to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski and Malika Andrews, the exposure to a positive COVID-19 test focrces the 6'10" forward into a 7-day quarantine as per the new guidelines.

The ESPN report further states that the earliest he can return, if he continues to test negative, is against the Denver Nuggets on Jan. 12, which implies that he would miss the team's next four games - vs. Utah, vs. Philadelphia, @ Memphis, and vs. Oklahoma City.

Through their first seven games of the 2020-21 season, the Nets have a record of 3-4 with all of those losses coming in the last five games.

Playing in six of those games, Durant is averaging 28.2 points, 7.0 rebounds and 4.8 assists on shooting splits of .514/.455/.885.

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