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Nets players to get tested for coronavirus on Saturday

DeAndre Jordan, Nets

Due to the unknown timeline of the outbreak of COVID-19 (coronavirus), many NBA players and teams are testing for the virus. Utah Jazz stars center Rudy Gobert and guard Donovan Mitchell both tested positive for coronavirus in the past two days. The results have launched NBA franchises to do the same and test, self-isolate, and distance themselves from potentially spreading it.

The Brooklyn Nets have begun to follow suit. DeAndre Jordan told WFAN’s Maggie Gray he “thinks” the entire team will be tested over the weekend.

The entire timeline of when players, like known players Gobert and Mitchell, were infected is very fuzzy and could stretch back weeks. The Nets, however, unlikely could have caught coronavirus from the Jazz as the last meeting between both teams was on Tuesday, Jan. 14. However, it would be much more likely that should anyone on the Nets have coronavirus, they would have caught the virus from another party.

New York State has already banned public gatherings of 500 or more people. So hopefully in the near future cases will begin to decline in the Empire State. Brooklyn will see its players away from the game for 30 days since the NBA suspended operations.

Jordan’s first season with the Nets has not gone as planned. No one foresaw the entire league—along with the NHL, MLB, NCAA and MLS shutting down operations—halting the season due to a pandemic virus.