DeAndre Jordan, Positive for COVID-19, Opts Out of Return

The already short-handed Brooklyn Nets have already been dealt one more blow ahead of the Disney World games the following month. This evening, center DeAndre Jordan unmasked that he has tested positive for COVID-19 and will sit out if the league converges in Orlando, Florida.

Jordan becomes the latest on a disconcertingly long list of Nets players to check positive for the coronavirus. Earlier today we wrote about how Spencer Dinwiddie, too, announced he’d 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 previously.

Like Dinwiddie, Jordan found out he tested positive after time for 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 isn’t yet known.