Brooklyn Nets heart DeAndre Jordan has examined constructive for the coronavirus and opted out of subsequent month’s Orlando, Florida, restart along with his group, he introduced Monday.
“Came upon final night time and confirmed once more immediately that I’ve examined constructive for Covid whereas being again in market,” Jordan wrote on Twitter. “On account of this, I can’t be in Orlando for the resumption of the season.”
Came upon final night time and confirmed once more immediately that I’ve examined constructive for Covid whereas being again in market. On account of this, I can’t be in Orlando for the resumption of the season.
— DeAndre Jordan (@DeAndre) June 30, 2020
Jordan’s agent with Excel Sports activities knowledgeable administration of the choice on Monday, sources mentioned.
Jordan and guard Spencer Dinwiddie examined constructive for COVID-19, although Dinwiddie has but to formally rule himself out, he advised The Athletic on Monday.
Ahead Wilson Chandler advised ESPN on Sunday that he opted out of the season’s restart, citing household considerations.
Even prior to those constructive assessments, some Nets gamers — like others on a number of NBA groups — mentioned the potential of sitting out the restart in Orlando, sources mentioned. Because the Nets lose extra gamers, it maybe turns into simpler for different key gamers to determine that there is not a compelling aggressive cause to journey and play.
The Nets are one of many 22 NBA groups scheduled to renew video games on July 30 in Orlando, Florida. They’re in seventh place within the Japanese Convention, a half-game forward of the Orlando Magic for the ultimate playoff spot.
The Nets have not had organized group exercises on the group’s Brooklyn facility for a number of days, sources mentioned. NBA rules mandate that present group exercises in marketplaces are socially distanced and embrace no contact amongst gamers. Groups will not begin formal coaching camps till they arrive in Orlando in mid-July.
Groups should submit rosters of eligible gamers to the NBA on Wednesday. The Nets are signing free agent Justin Anderson instead participant for Chandler, agent Mark Bartelstein of Precedence Sports activities advised ESPN, and sources mentioned the Nets plan to signal an alternative choice to Jordan, too.