Brooklyn Nets C DeAndre Jordan confirmed on Twitter that he has tested positive for Covid-19 and will not be playing when the NBA season returns in Orlando in late July.
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.— DeAndre Jordan (@DeAndre) June 30, 2020
Jordan joins fellow teammate Spencer Dinwiddie as the second Nets player to test positive for Covid-19 on Monday. Dinwiddie told The Athletic earlier in the dat that he has tested positive and is showing symptoms. It’s unclear if Dinwiddie will travel with the Nets to Orlando for the restart of the 2019-20 season.
The Nets also lost Wilson Chandler to the season return, so that makes three rotation players and two bigs done for Orlando. Brooklyn is thinning and it may have something to do with teams returning to market with the increased spike in coronavirus cases over the past few weeks. If this continues, the Nets may be scrambling for players to go to Florida. They’re currently holding down the No. 7 seed in the East ahead of the Orlando Magic.