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Brooklyn Nets standout guard Spencer Dinwiddie has been diagnosed with the coronavirus, he advised The Athletic on Monday.

Dinwiddie advised the publication he may possibly not be equipped to participate in when the NBA period is scheduled to resume July 30 in the Orlando, Fla., place.

“Above the previous couple of months, I have been diligent about guarding myself and some others from COVID-19 by next all specified protocol and quarantining,” Dinwiddie mentioned in a statement. “I was ready and well prepared to rejoin my teammates. … I flew personal to return to New York, handed various COVID-19 tests more than my initially various days in New York and was equipped to take part in a few practices inside the to start with week.

“Originally, we had been intended to be a single of the groups to enter into the Orlando bubble early, but coaching camp bought switched back again to New York and regretably I am now positive. Provided that I have seasoned symptoms, like fever and chest tightness, it is unclear on whether or not or not I am going to be able to participate in Orlando.”

Dinwiddie explained to The Athletic he will continue being in quarantine and be re-evaluated in 14 days.

The 27-year-aged is averaging career bests of 20.6 points, 6.8 assists and 3.5 rebounds in 64 video games (49 starts) all through his sixth NBA time.

In March, 4 Nets analyzed good for the coronavirus, with wounded star forward Kevin Durant confirming he was one particular of the quartet.

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The Nets (30-34) are in seventh put in the Jap Convention and are solidly positioned for one of the conference’s 8 playoff places. Brooklyn has eight game titles remaining and is a fifty percent-activity forward of eighth-location Orlando and 6 forward of the ninth-area Washington Wizards.

The information about Dinwiddle will come one particular working day after Brooklyn ahead Wilson Chandler introduced he won’t engage in in the restarted time at the ESPN Wide World of Sports activities Sophisticated near Orlando. Chandler cited a drive to continue being with his family. Guard Kyrie Irving (shoulder surgical procedures) and Durant (Achilles) also would not take part.

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