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Sport Spencer Dinwiddie, DeAndre Jordan test positive for coronavirus ahead of Orlando restart

06:25  30 june  2020
06:25  30 june  2020 Source:   sports.yahoo.com

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Brooklyn Nets star DeAndre Jordan just revealed he has coronavirus and says he will NOT be in the Orlando bubble next month for the restart of the Spencer Dinwiddie announced this week he also tested positive but says he has not yet decided if he will attempt to rejoin his squad in Florida.

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Brooklyn Nets guard Spencer Dinwiddie tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday, according to The Athletic’s Shams Charania, and has been experiencing symptoms. 

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With the NBA season set to resume next month at Walt Disney World in Florida, Dinwiddie’s plans for the restart are now up in the air.

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Nets G Spencer Dinwiddie didn't get an invite from Team USA to compete for their Olympic roster, so he'll bring his talents to a different national team. Nets' DeAndre Jordan thinks team will be tested for coronavirus on Saturday. To this point, Utah Jazz remain only NBA team with positive tests .

“Over the past few months, I have been diligent about protecting myself and others from COVID-19 by following all designated protocol and quarantining,” Dinwiddie said, via The Athletic. “I was ready and prepared to rejoin my teammates as we were to be an early entry team in the resumed season. I flew private to return to New York, passed multiple COVID-19 tests over my first several days in New York and was able to participate in a couple practices within the first week.

“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.

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Kevin Durant won’t be suiting up in Orlando when the NBA attempts to resume its season next month anyways. © Provided by Yahoo! Sports If he were totally healthy, Kevin Durant said he probably would have sat out the NBA’s restart plan in Florida due to concerns about the coronavirus pandemic.

“Hindsight is 20/20.”

Dinwiddie is now in self-isolation, and will re-evaluate his status in two weeks, per the report.

The 27-year-old was averaging 20.6 points and 6.8 assists per game with the Nets this season, his sixth in the league, when play was suspended in March. Brooklyn will enter Orlando — where the NBA will resume its season starting on July 30 — with a 30-34 record, the seventh-best in the Eastern Conference.

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It’s unclear now if Dinwiddie will participate. Nets forward Wilson Chandler announced on Sunday that he will opt-out of the restart, something players can do without penalty.

DeAndre Jordan tests positive, sitting out of Orlando

Dinwiddie wasn’t the only Nets player to test positive on Monday.

Forward DeAndre Jordan announced on Twitter on Monday night that he too had tested positive for the coronavirus, and that he will not be joining the team in Florida.

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Nets G Spencer Dinwiddie didn't get an invite from Team USA to compete for their Olympic roster, so he'll bring Kevin Durant, three other Nets players test positive for coronavirus . Three of the players are asymptomatic. Nets' DeAndre Jordan thinks team will be tested for coronavirus on Saturday.

The 31-year-old averaged 8.3 points and 10 rebounds per game this season, his first with the team, before play was suspended.

Dinwiddie and Jordan are among of several Nets players to have contracted the virus since the pandemic reached the United States. Teammate Kevin Durant was one of four players on the team to have tested positive earlier this year, too. 

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There were more than 2.5 million confirmed cases of the coronavirus in the United States as of Monday afternoon, according to The New York Times, and nearly 126,000 deaths attributed to it. Cases have been spiking in recent days, both across the country as a whole and in several states. 

Florida had more than 146,000 cases alone, and set a new daily case record on Saturday with more than 9,500 new cases. Orange County, where Disney World is, has more than 10,000 confirmed cases. 

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