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Spencer Dinwiddie and DeAndre Jordan of the Nets Test Positive for the Coronavirus

  • June 30, 2020

Spencer Dinwiddie and DeAndre Jordan, key members of the Nets, both said on Monday night that they had tested positive for the coronavirus since returning to Brooklyn for individual workouts last week.

Jordan, who has asthma and has battled multiple cases of pneumonia in his 12-year career, announced on Twitter that he would not participate in the N.B.A. restart, which is scheduled to begin soon at Walt Disney World near Orlando, Fla.

Dinwiddie, who averaged 20.6 points and 6.8 assists per game in what had been a breakout season, followed up Jordan’s tweet with one of his own, saying he still hoped to play in Florida but adding that “unfortunately I have been one of the cases that has various symptoms.”

It was not immediately known if the Nets’ practice center would remain open, which teammates and team staff members Jordan and Dinwiddie had worked with, or if the club’s plans to participate in the N.B.A.’s 22-team return were in jeopardy because of the lost manpower. The Nets declined to comment on Monday night.

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