Spencer Dinwiddie, DeAndre Jordan test positive for coronavirus ahead of Orlando restart

Tanya Simon
July 1, 2020

"Nets will sign a substitute for Jordan, per sources", senior American sports reporter Adrian Wojnarowski said in a tweet.

Brooklyn Nets' DeAndre Jordan (6) dunks the ball in front of San Antonio Spurs' Derrick White (4) and Dejounte Murray (5) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, March 6, 2020, in NY.

Jordan and guard Spencer Dinwiddie tested positive for COVID-19, though Dinwiddie has yet to officially rule himself out, he told The Athletic on Monday.

"Found out last night and confirmed again today that I've tested positive for Covid while being back in market", Jordan posted to Twitter on Monday evening. "I was ready and prepared to rejoin my teammates as we were to be an early entry team in the resumed season".

"Originally, (the Nets) were supposed to be one of the teams to enter the Orlando bubble early, but training camp got switched back to NY and unfortunately I am now positive", he said.

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Dinwiddie said he tested negative for the virus multiple times after returning to Brooklyn and took part in a couple practices.

Dinwiddie said he will self-quarantine and will be re-evaluated in two weeks.

He averaged 20.6 points and 6.8 assists before the National Basketball Association suspended its season due to the coronavirus outbreak on March 11. Teammate Kevin Durant was one of four players on the team to have tested positive earlier this year, too.

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.

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