The Chicago Bulls aren’t the only NBA team facing major issues with players being placed into COVID protocol. The Brooklyn Nets now have five players out with positive virus tests. In addition, the team still isn’t sure about the status of Kevin Durant.

Durant has been dealing with some ankle soreness lately. He’s questionable for tonight’s game. If he can’t play, they’ll be down six men. Chicago has ten players currently in COVID protocol, according to Mark Stein on Twitter.

“The Nets now say Kevin Durant is questionable for the Toronto game with right ankle soreness.

As it waits on Durant’s status tonight, Brooklyn is already without five players in the league’s health and safety protocols, Joe Harris as he recovers from ankle surgery and, of course, Kyrie Irving.”

For Brooklyn, LaMarcus Aldridge, Paul Millsap, Deandre’ Bembry, James Johnson, and Jevon Carter all have the virus. Kyrie Irving has yet to play a game for the team due to his refusal to comply with vaccine requirements in New York. Joe Harris is also injured, bringing the total to seven Nets out if Durant can’t play.

The Nets remain tops in the Eastern Conference, despite the turmoil. They’re currently sitting pretty with a 19-8 record. If they don’t get healthy soon, their sparkling start could completely disappear.

Can the Nets survive without all these players? Let us know in the comments!

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Michael Perry

Michael Perry is a news contributor for Ringside News and Thirsty for News. Michael has an M.A. in Communication Technology from Point Park University in his hometown of Pittsburgh, PA.

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