Nets guard, backup center test positive


    BROOKLYN Nets standout guard Spencer Dinwiddie and backup center DeAndre Jordan were diagnosed with the coronavirus, they divulged Monday.

    Jordan announced his positive test on Twitter, adding that he won’t play when the NBA season resumes July 30 at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex near Orlando, Fla.

    Dinwiddie released a statement to The Athletic, telling the publication that his status for action in central Florida is uncertain.

    In March, four Nets tested positive for the coronavirus, with injured star forward Kevin Durant confirming he was one of the quartet.

    Jordan tweeted Monday, “Found out last night and confirmed again today that I’ve tested positive for Covid while being back in (the New York) market. As a result of this, I will not be in Orlando for the resumption of the season.”

    Dinwiddie said in his statement, “Over the past few months, I have been diligent about protecting myself and others from COVID-19 by following all designated protocol and quarantining. I was ready and prepared to rejoin my teammates. … I flew private to return to New York, passed multiple COVID-19 tests over my first several days in New York and was able to participate in a couple practices within the first week.

    “Originally, we were supposed to be one of the teams to enter into the Orlando bubble early, but training camp got switched back to New York and unfortunately I am now positive. Given that I have experienced symptoms, including fever and chest tightness, it is unclear on whether or not I’ll be able to participate in Orlando.”

    Dinwiddie told The Athletic he will remain in quarantine and be re-evaluated in 14 days.

    The 27-year-old is averaging career bests of 20.6 points, 6.8 assists and 3.5 rebounds in 64 games (49 starts) during his sixth NBA season. – Field Level Media


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