NBA: Brooklyn Nets duo DeAndre Jordan, Spencer Dinwiddie test positive for COVID-19

The NBA had previously reported 16 positives out of 302 players tested on 23 June

Reuters June 30, 2020 13:04:19 IST
NBA: Brooklyn Nets duo DeAndre Jordan, Spencer Dinwiddie test positive for COVID-19

Brooklyn Nets duo DeAndre Jordan and Spencer Dinwiddie said on Monday they have tested positive for COVID-19, the news coming as the NBA prepares to resume the 2020 season next month.

Jordan confirmed his positive test on Twitter and said he would not return to action when the season resumes on 30 July at Disney World in Orlando, Florida.

"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," Jordan tweeted.

Dinwiddie released a statement to The Athletic confirming his diagnosis but did not rule himself out.

The NBA had previously reported 16 positives out of 302 players tested on 23 June but did not disclose their identities.

NBA commissioner Adam Silver had said last Friday that the season could again be put on hold if there is a “significant spread” of COVID-19 among its players in Orlando.

Players are set to begin travelling to Orlando on 7 July.

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