The Nets are anticipating getting All-Star Kevin Durant back for Sunday’s home tilt against the Thunder, according to head coach Steve Nash.

“Kevin, I believe, is still on track for Sunday,” Nash said, per Nets Daily. “So we just have to hope his tests continue to be negative and everything stays as is, and it appears everything will be good to go Sunday.”

It was reported earlier this week that Durant would miss multiple games due to COVID-19 health and safety protocols. Durant was exposed to someone with COVID-19 and therefore faced a seven-day quarantine and a string of negative tests before he could return.

Durant tested positive for the coronavirus in March in the early stages of the pandemic. The Nets’ prime acquisition from the 2019 offseason told ESPN’s Marc Spears he did not experience symptoms.

As for his All-Star teammate, Kyrie Irving, it’s unclear when he will return to the court. Anthony Puccio of The Association reported that Irving’s recent two-game absence is due to frustration with the recent riots in Washington D.C. as well as the ruling in the Breonna Taylor case.

Nash said he has spoken to the point guard but that his status moving forward is unclear.

“I messaged with Ky [yesterday], but I want to keep all that stuff private,” Nash said. “We do not have any decision on Sunday, yet but we will deal with that and figure it out before we go on Sunday.”



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