The nets will leave another star in Brooklyn.
Spencer Dinwiddy, the team’s second leading scorer and assists, announced Tuesday that he would not be involved in restarting 22 teams in the NBA season in Orlando after recording another positive test for COVID-19.
Dinwiddy, 27, first announced that he tested positive for coronavirus June 29th and was symptomatic, suffering from headaches and dizziness. This season, he scored an average of 20.6 points, 6.8 assists and 3.5 rebounds.
“After another positive test (Monday) and taking into account the symptoms, @BrooklynNets, the team’s doctors and I decided that it would be in my interests for me and the team not to play Orlando,” wrote Dinviddy. “I will support the guys at every turn!”
In addition to the absence of Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving and Nicholas Claxton due to injury, Networks will also be without Deandre Jordan and Wilson Chandler, who decided to get down because of the coronavirus. Durant and Jordan had also previously contracted the coronavirus.
Networks (30-34) are currently in seventh place in the Eastern Conference and are due to resume playing against eighth place magic (30-35) on July 31st.
The nets were due to arrive in Orlando on Tuesday.