Durant to isolate for 7 days

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    BROOKLYN Nets star forward Kevin Durant will need to quarantine for seven days because of contact tracing and exposure to a positive COVID-19 case, according to multiple reports Monday afternoon.

    Durant’s first missed game was against the Utah Jazz on Tuesday, as the Nets listed him as “out” on their status report Monday because of “health and safety protocols.”

    Durant could miss three more games for the Nets, who are off to a 3-4 start in Steve Nash’s first season as head coach. Brooklyn is set to play the Philadelphia 76ers on Thursday, the Memphis Grizzlies on Friday and the Oklahoma City Thunder on Sunday.

    Durant leads the Nets with an average of 28.2 points to go along with 7.0 rebounds and 4.8 assists in his first half-dozen games of the season. The 32-year-old is shooting 51.4 percent from the field and 45.5 percent from beyond the arc after missing all of last season while recovering from a ruptured Achilles tendon.