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Ahead of NBA Restart, 2 Players Test Positive For COVID-19

Two players, Brooklyn Nets center DeAndre Jordan and teammate Spencer Dinwiddie may not play this season after testing positive for coronavirus on Monday.

Despite the surge in coronavirus cases in Florida and other areas in the past few days, the National Basketball Association (NBA) will still go ahead with its restart plans on July 30 at Disney World in Orlando.

On Monday, DeAndre Jordan tweeted; “Found out last night and confirmed again today that I’ve tested positive for Covid while being back in the market. As a result of this, I will not be in Orlando for the resumption of the season”.

While Guard Dinwiddie told The Athletic sports news site that he had experienced symptoms of the virus including chest tightness and fever, adding that it was unclear whether he would be able to play in Orlando where teams would be based for the season.

On Sunday, Wilson Chandler, a Nets Player, had opted out of the NBA’s restart season due to coronavirus concerns and the fact that he wanted to spend more time with his family. Nets stars, Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving would also not play this season because of injury.