The Brooklyn Nets DeAndre Jordan Center tested positive for coronavirus and turned down Orlando, Florida next month, restarting with his team, he announced on Monday.
"Discovered last night and confirmed today that I tested positive for Covid when I returned to the market," Jordan wrote on Twitter. "As a result of this, I will not be in Orlando to resume the season."
Found out last night and confirmed that I tested positive for Covid today when I returned to the market. Therefore, I will not be in Orlando to resume the season.
– DeAndre Jordan (@DeAndre) June 30, 2020
Jordan's agent with Excel Sports informed management about the decision on Monday, sources said.
Jordan and guard Spencer Dinwiddie tested positive for COVID-19, although Dinwiddie had not officially excluded himself, he told The Athletic on Monday.
Forward Wilson Chandler told ESPN on Sunday that he refused to restart the season, citing family concerns.
Even before these positive trials, some Nets players – like others on some NBA teams – discussed the possibility of a reboot in Orlando, sources said. As the Nets lose more players, perhaps other important players will easily decide that there is no compelling competitive reason to travel and play.
Nets is one of 22 NBA teams expected to continue their matches on July 30 in Orlando, Florida. They are in seventh place in the Eastern Conference, half the game ahead Orlando …
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