By Eurohoops Team/ email@example.com
Issues piling up for the Brooklyn Nets ahead of the resumption of the 2019-20 NBA season. The latest camp developments include both Spencer Dinwiddie and DeAndre Jordan found positive for coronavirus COVID-19.
Jordan, 31, described his status via a post on Twitter. “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,” he wrote.
Teammate, Dinwiddie held back from ruling himself out from the season-ending tournament. “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,” he told The Athletic.
Wilson Chandler previously opted to sit out citing family reasons and Justin Anderson is expected to be signed to replace him. However, no substitutes can be added for injured players as Kevin Durant (Achilles) and Kyrie Irving (shoulder), who are also out for the restart.
Teams allowed to pick up substitute players to cover current squad members electing to skip or forced out of the upcoming 22-team tournament by the coronavirus will likely prompt the Nets towards additional moves.
The Brooklyn organization is 30-34 and seventh in the Eastern Conference coming into the eight additional regular season games of the season-ending tournament, good enough for a six-win gap on the ninth-placed Washington Wizards.