Nets guard Spencer Dinwiddie to sit out restart under advice from doctors
Brooklyn Nets point guard Spencer Dinwiddie will sit out the remainder of the season and won’t join his team for the restart of the 2019-20 campaign under the advice from team doctors, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic.
Dinwiddie took to Twitter to explain the decision:
“After another positive test yesterday and considering the symptoms, Brooklyn Nets’ team doctors and I have decided that it would be in the best interest for me and the team that I do not play in Orlando,” he said in a tweet. “I will be supporting the guys every step of the way!”
The Nets guard was one of two Brooklyn players that tested positive for coronavirus last month. Team doctors cited an abundance of caution, as there’s no telling if Dinwiddie is more or less prone to contract the virus again.
Dinwiddie and DeAndre Jordan, who already opted out of the restart, were the two Nets who were found to have the virus. Earlier in March, four Nets players had contracted it, including offseason signing Kevin Durant.
The Nets are going into the restart without their impact players, as their three key offseason signings (Kyrie Irving, Durant, and Jordan) are out of the restart and their best player for the bulk of the season is now also out of it.
Brooklyn will be heavily reliant on the likes of Caris LeVert, Joe Harris and Jarrett Allen to keep their seventh spot in the East, though even making the postseason would be a grand feat at this stage.