The already short-handed Brooklyn Nets have been dealt an additional blow ahead of the Disney World games next month. This evening, center DeAndre Jordan revealed that he has tested positive for COVID-19 and will sit out when the league converges in Orlando, Florida.
Jordan becomes the latest on a disconcertingly long list of Nets players to test positive for the coronavirus. Earlier today we wrote about how Spencer Dinwiddie, too, announced he had tested positive.
Jordan’s decision to bail out of the Disney games altogether isn’t all that surprising. As Jeff Stotts of In Street Clothes tweets, Jordan suffers from asthma and has been sidelined with pneumonia in the past.
Like Dinwiddie, Jordan found out that he tested positive after returning to the Nets’ home market, which players were required to do earlier this month.
Teams are scheduled to head to Florida next week.
The loss of Jordan will hurt a franchise that will already be without Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving, Wilson Chandler and Nicolas Claxton. Dinwiddie’s availability is not yet known.