According to multiple reports both Brooklyn Nets stars Spencer Dinwiddie and DeAndre Jordan have tested positive for COVID-19.
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— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) June 29, 2020
Found out last night and confirmed again today that I’ve tested positive for Covid while being back in market. As a result of this, I will not be in Orlando for the resumption of the season.
— DeAndre Jordan (@DeAndre) June 30, 2020
This comes a little over two weeks before teams must report to Orlando for training camp on July 9. The NBA season is set to resume July 30.
It is unknown at this point whether Dinwiddie will join the Nets in Orlando at some point. While Jordan quickly announced that he will not be going to Orlando to resume the season.
Jordan joins Wilson Chandler, Nicolas Claxton, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant on the list of Brooklyn Nets that will not be joining the team in Orlando. Chandler opted not to play so he can remain with family. Claxton will be unable to play due to recent shoulder surgery. Irving and Durant cannot play because of injury and Durant was also diagnosed with COVID-19 earlier this year.
ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reports that the Nets will sign a replacement for Jordan.
Some possible replacement options for Jordan include Jason Smith, Nene, Marcin Gortat, Isaiah Hartenstein, Paul Gasol and Demarcus Cousins.