Kevin Durant out vs. Jazz due to health and safety protocols

Published January 5, 2021, 12:00 AMNBA.com News Services

The former Kia NBA MVP will be sidelined for Brooklyn's game against Utah on Tuesday.

Brooklyn Nets forward Kevin Durant is out for Tuesday’s game against the Utah Jazz due to health and safety protocols, the team announced on Monday.

Durant played 38 minutes in the Nets’ loss to the Washington Wizards on Sunday. He tallied 28 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists.

The Nets have not announced what caused Durant to be placed under the NBA’s health and safety protocols.

The former Kia NBA MVP is averaging 28.2 points, 7.0 rebounds and 4.8 assists over his first six games with Brooklyn.