Durant out until Friday for coronavirus protocol reasons

NEW YORK (AP) — Kevin Durant will miss at least three games for coronavirus health and safety protocols before being eligible to return to the Brooklyn Nets on Friday. A night after he was held out of the start of a game and then removed from it early while the NBA ruled on his eligibility to play, the Nets were told Durant would face seven days of quarantine. That means the superstar’s return could come next Saturday at Golden State, where Durant won two NBA titles in three seasons. It will be the second time this season that Durant has missed time because of the league’s protocols.