The 2019-20 NBA Season is set to resume in July with the Brooklyn Nets looking to solidify their position in the playoffs, but now both Spencer Dinwiddie and DeAndre Jordan have tested positive for COVID-19.
The Brooklyn Nets are set to head to Orlando to resume the 2019-20 NBA Season, but now two of their best players have tested positive for COVID-19. Without Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant, the Nets are going to have to use Spencer Dinwiddie and DeAndre Jordan more than usual, but that might not be the case anymore.
It was revealed on Monday that both Dinwiddie and Jordan have tested positive for COVID-19, which might complicate things a little bit. As many players decide not to travel to Orlando to resume the season, positive tests might sway some players to opt-out as well.
We have seen some big-name players such as Avery Bradley decide that it’s in their best interest not to head to the bubble to finish out the season. This being said, it’s certainly not impossible that some more players decide the same, and a positive test might just put them over the edge.
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Although the Nets are currently the seven seed in the east, there is still a very real possibility that they miss the playoffs. If the ninth seed is within four games of the eighth seed, there would then be a play-in tournament in which the ninth seed must win two games and the eighth seed one, in order to move onto the NBA playoffs.
With eight games before the playoffs, if the Nets play poorly, they could very legitimately miss the playoffs. This being said, two of their best players testing positive for COVID-19 is less than ideal.
Obviously this doesn’t mean that Dinwiddie and Jordan will decide not to play, but it does bring up the question. If either or both of them do decide not to play, the Nets would be one of the worst teams invited to the bubble.
Irving, Durant, Jordan, and Dinwiddie are arguably the Nets four best players, and it is a possibility that none of them will be on the court in Orlando. We will have to wait for the decisions from Dinwiddie and Jordan, but this could get very bad, very fast for the Brooklyn Nets.