Nets' Dinwiddie tests positive for COVID-19

Nets' Jordan out for restart after he, Dinwiddie test positive for COVID-19

Jordan announced Monday on Twitter that he tested positive Sunday night and again on Monday, adding that he won't be joining the team in Orlando next month for the 2019-20 season restart.

Spencer Dinwiddie #26 of the Brooklyn Nets brings the ball up court during a game against the Los Angeles Lakers at the Staples Center on March 10, 2020 in Los Angeles, CA.

Nets point guard Spencer Dinwiddie announced Monday he has tested positive for the coronavirus and is uncertain to join the team in Florida for next month's restart of the National Basketball Association season.

Jordan's agent with Excel Sports informed management of the decision on Monday, sources said.

Even prior to these positive tests, some Nets players - like others on several National Basketball Association teams - discussed the possibility of sitting out the restart in Orlando, sources said.

The NBA is planning to go ahead with its restart plans at Disney World in Orlando on July 30, despite Florida is battling a surge in coronavirus cases in the past few days.

There is now a three-way race for the final two playoff spots in the Eastern Conference between the Nets, Washington Wizards and Orlando Magic.

Unfortunately for Brooklyn fans, DeAndre Jordan isn't the only star from the team who came down with the virus, making things look bleak for their future this season.

According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, the Nets intend to sign a player to join the team in Jordan's place.



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