NBA Season Comeback 2019-20
Nets' Spencer Dinwiddie, DeAndre Jordan test positive for coronavirus
NBA.com staff and Twitter reports
The short-handed Brooklyn Nets have gotten even more short-handed.
Nets guard Spencer Dinwiddie and center DeAndre Jordan said Monday they have tested positive for coronovirus. Dinwiddie’s status for the NBA comeback in Orlando is in doubt, according to the Athletic’s Sham Charania, and Jordan tweeted that he is definitely out.
Forward Wilson Chandler already has informed the Nets that he is opting out of the season comeback. With Jordan out and If Dinwiddie is lost too, it’s a blow to the Nets’ playoff hopes.
Dinwiddie told Charania that he has been “diligent about protecting myself and others from COVID-19 by following all designated protocol and quarantining.”
The loss of Dinwiddie and Jordan would be felt. The 27-year-old guard has performed well for the Nets this season and is arguably the teams’ MVP. With Kyrie Irving missing 44 games and Caris LeVert missing 25, Dinwiddie has been asked to carry the Nets’ offense for much of the season. Kevin Durant has yet to suit up for the Nets and is not expected to until next season.
Dinwiddie is averaging 20.6 points and 6.8 assists in 31.2 minutes per game.
Jordan is averaging 8.3 points and 10 rebounds and has been a strong defender, averaging 22 minutes per game.