Nets center DeAndre Jordan has tested positive for COVID-19 and will not join the team for the league’s restart in Orlando, he tweets.
Jordan said he learned of the positive test on Sunday evening and it was confirmed on Monday.
The news on Jordan is another huge blow for the Nets. High-scoring guard Spencer Dinwiddie revealed on Monday he had tested positive with symptoms and is unsure whether he’ll participate.
Brooklyn’s roster has been decimated by injuries, defections and positive coronavirus tests.
Superstars Kevin Durant (Achilles) and Kyrie Irving (shoulder) won’t participate. Nicolas Claxton is also injured, while Wilson Chandler
has decided to sit out for family reasons.
Durant was one of four Nets players to test positive for COVID-19 shortly after the suspension of play in March.
After signing a multi-year contract with the Nets last offseason, Jordan averaged 8.3 PPG and 10.0 RPG in 56 games while splitting time at center with Jarrett Allen.