Wednesday, 15 July, 2020

Three Pelicans test positive for coronavirus

NBA 2 Brooklyn Nets players test positive for COVID-19 Nets' Jordan out for restart after he, Dinwiddie test positive for COVID-19
Cary Erickson | 01 July, 2020, 02:42

Brooklyn Nets center DeAndre Jordan will not play again this season and teammate Spencer Dinwiddie's participation is also in doubt after both tested positive for the coronavirus on Monday.

In 56 games with the Nets this year, Jordan averaged 8.3 points and 10 rebounds, while shooting 66 per cent from the floor.

Following news that multiple players tested positive for the coronavirus before resuming the season next month, one baller has chose to make his test results public. Nets forward Wilson Chandler announced on Sunday that he will opt-out of the restart, something players can do without penalty. The Nets are one of the 22 National Basketball Association teams scheduled to resume games on July 30 in Orlando, Florida.

"Unfortunately, I have been one of the cases that has various symptoms", he said.

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"I was ready and prepared to rejoin my teammates as we were to be an early entry team in the resumed season", Dinwiddie said. "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".

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

Teams have until Wednesday to finalize their rosters for the remainder of the season.

Dinwiddie said he tested negative for the virus multiple times after returning to Brooklyn and took part in a couple practices. Brooklyn has eight games remaining and is a half-game ahead of eighth-place Orlando and six ahead of the ninth-place Washington Wizards.