Brooklyn guard Nets Spencer Dinwiddie will not participate in the NBA season restart in Orlando after testing positive for coronavirus. And joins the losses of Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving, DeAndre Jordan, Nicolas Claxton, and Wilson Chandler, which will leave New Yorkers in the picture.
New positive for coronavirus in the NBA less than a month after resuming the league.
“After another positive test, yesterday and considering the symptoms. Brooklyn Nets, the team doctors and I have decided that it is in my best interest and that of the team not to play in Orlando. I will support the guys every step of the way! “he wrote in his official account of the social network Twitter.
In this way, he joins the already confirmed losses in the Nets of the base Kyrie Irving. The forward Kevin Durant, the centers DeAndre Jordan and Nicolas Claxton, and the power forward Wilson Chandler. Among them, Irving, who underwent surgery on the right shoulder in March. So he had led the boycott proposal for the restart of the American league for the death of the African-American citizen George Floyd at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer.
The NBA regular season will resume, with 22 teams. On July 30 at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida. The current campaign had been suspended on March 11. After Utah Jazz French center Rudy Gobert tested positive for COVID-19 just before the game against the Oklahoma City Thunder.
The participating teams will be Milwaukee Bucks, Los Angeles Lakers, Toronto Raptors, Los Angeles Clippers, Boston Celtics, Denver Nuggets, Utah Jazz, Miami Heat, Oklahoma City Thunder, Philadelphia 76ers, Houston Rockets, Indiana Pacers, Dallas Mavericks, Brooklyn Nets, Memphis Grizzlies, Orlando Magic, Portland Trail Blazers, Sacramento Kings, New Orleans Pelicans, San Antonio Spurs, Phoenix Suns, and Washington Wizards. ( Source )