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Nets’ Spencer Dinwiddie provides important update on his COVID-19 recovery

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Brooklyn Nets guard Spencer Dinwiddie took to Twitter to provide fans with an update as he recovers from a bout with COVID-19.

Dinwiddie said some of his headaches have diminished, though he is still suffering from some dizziness and weakness. Most notably, however, Dinwiddie reported he will be back on the court Tuesday if he tests negative on Monday.

The 27-year-old admitted he was unsure about playing in the NBA restart after contracting the virus on Monday. But it seems Spencer Dinwiddie is doing everything in his power to ensure he will be available later this month.

Brooklyn is already at something of a deficit as they prepare to head to the “bubble” in Orlando. As expected, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant will not be participating. But the Nets will also be without DeAndre Jordan and Wilson Chandler, both of whom opted out due to health and safety concerns.

Dinwiddie’s positive test seemed to lend more pessimism. The Nets really need his playmaking in the final eight-game stretch. Dinwiddie averaged 20.6 points, 6.8 assists and 3.5 rebounds in his first 64 games, and he has value as a combo guard who can play either spot alongside Caris LeVert.

The Nets are just a half-game up on the Orlando Magic for the seventh seed. If they fall to the eighth spot, they might be forced into a play-in tournament, depending on whether the ninth-seeded Washington Wizards are within four games of the No. 8 seed.

It would be easy for Dinwiddie to pull back and take his time in recovery. But he wants the hoop, and the Nets are hoping he can accompany them to Orlando.