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DeAndre Jordan Tests Positive For COVID-19, Confirms He Will Miss NBA Restart

Brooklyn Nets star player DeAndre Jordan tests positive for the coronavirus a few weeks before NBA restart in Orlando. Confirms that he will sit out the games.

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Ahead of the NBA restart, two more Brooklyn Nets players tested positive for COVID-19 – DeAndre Jordan and Spencer Dinwiddie. Spencer Dinwiddie and DeAndre Jordan coronavirus news surprised many fans as it was reported that the duo were considering sitting out the NBA season. On Monday (Tuesday IST), Jordan confirmed that he will not be participating in the NBA restart at the Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida.

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DeAndre Jordan tests positive: DeAndre Jordan coronavirus news confirmed by the star

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On Monday, DeAndre Jordan confirmed the DeAndre Jordan coronavirus diagnosis on Twitter, stating that contracted the virus while with the Brooklyn Nets. He claimed that the results were confirmed twice, and he won't be returning to Orlando as a part of the team. As per ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, the Nets will be signing a replacement for Jordan before the season resumes on July 30. The Nets (and other teams) are not scheduled to the travel to the bubble until July 5. The Nets first game is scheduled on July 31 against the Orlando Magic. 

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DeAndre Jordan tests positive: Who other than DeAndre Jordan tests positive ahead of NBA restart?

With the DeAndre Jordan coronavirus news, a total of six Nets players have tested positive ever since the NBA suspension on March 11. Jordan will also become the fifth player to announce that he will not be travelling to Orlando. Earlier, Wilson Chandler voluntarily opted out of the NBA restart so he could spend time with his family. Their rookie player Nicolas Claxton will also be sitting out the season due to his surgery. Both Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving were ruled out even before the NBA was suspended due to injuries. While Spencer Dinwiddie is yet to announce that he will not travel to the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, he did confirm that he is one of the cases with 'various symptoms'. 

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(Image source: DeAndre Jordan official Instagram)

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