Report: Brooklyn Nets’ Spencer Dinwiddie and DeAndre Jordan Test Positive For Coronavirus

Spencer Dinwiddie and DeAndre Jordan test positive for the Coronavirus
SHENZHEN, CHINA - OCTOBER 12: #8 Spencer Dinwiddie of the Brooklyn Nets in action during the match against #11 Avery Bradley of the Los Angeles Lakers during a preseason game as part of 2019 NBA Global Games China at Shenzhen Universiade Center on October 12, 2019 in Shenzhen, Guangdong, China. (Photo by Zhong Zhi/Getty Images)

Brooklyn Nets guard Spencer Dinwiddie and center DeAndre Jordan have tested positive for coronavirus, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

The news broke late Monday, about a week after multiple players like Nikola Jokic also tested positive for coronavirus. There are now three Nets players that have officially tested positive for COVID-19: Dinwiddie, Jordan, and forward Kevin Durant. Brooklyn is currently in seventh place in the Eastern Conference, just 0.5 games ahead of the Orlando Magic for the eighth spot. 

Spencer Dinwiddie and DeAndre Jordan Test Positive For Coronavirus

Spencer Dinwiddie and DeAndre Jordan’s Latest Status 

Both Spencer Dinwiddie and DeAndre Jordan have made statements regarding their health status and their decision to play in Orlando. 

Jordan took it to Twitter to announce his status, stating that he will not be in Orlando for “the resumption of the season.” 

 

On the other hand, Dinwiddie is unsure of whether he’ll be ready to play in July. In a recent conversation with Shams Charania, he has expressed interest in playing, but also that he is experiencing many symptoms from COVID-19.

The Brooklyn Nets Roster Moving Forward 

As teams are preparing their final rosters to play in the Orlando bubble in late July, Brooklyn will have to make more changes than expected. 

With Jordan being out of the five spot, Jarrett Allen will most likely be a starter. However, the Nets are open to signing another big to replace Jordan. If Dinwiddie does not return, then Brooklyn could move new signee Tyler Johnson to the one spot, or move Garrett Temple to the one spot. 

Ultimately, Brooklyn could be in a tough situation to keep their playoff spot due to their depleted roster. Still, if Dinwiddie can remain the number one option in Brooklyn and the right moves are made within the roster, then the Nets can remain a team to beat in the Eastern Conference.

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