NBA: Brooklyn Nets’ DeAndre Jordan, Dinwiddie have COVID-19, could miss games
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Brooklyn Nets players DeAndre Jordan and Spencer Dinwiddie have both tested positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19) a month before the NBA’s return to action on July 30th.
The 7-foot Jordan has already stated he will be skipping the season restart in Orlando.
DeAndre Jordan will not join Nets in Orlando. https://t.co/Y6dBwCvewE
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 30, 2020
Dinwiddie, meanwhile, is also considering the same, and the Nets now have to come up with ways to stay competitive in the Eastern Conference.
Brooklyn is currently protecting its hold of the 7th seed in the conference with a 30-34 record.
Trailing them are the Orlando Magic at just half a game behind (30-35) and the 9th seeded Washington Wizards (24-40).
The Wizards will need to be just 4 games behind or less of the 8th seed to force a play-in match-up.
Jordan, though playing mostly off the bench, still provides quality minutes as Jarrett Allen’s main replacement.
Dinwiddie, meanwhile, is averaging all-star numbers with 20.6 PPG and 6.8 RPG, and is an integral part of the Nets’ success this season.