Dinwiddie won’t join Nets in Orlando
Second positive COVID-19 test ends guard's season
No one can say Spencer Dinwiddie took the safe way out, even though it may have been prudent to do so from the start.
The Brooklyn Nets’ leading scorer and assists man confirmed Tuesday that he had tested positive for COVID-19 for the second time in just over a week, ending any hopes he had to reunite with his team in Orlando, Florida for the NBA restart later this month.
“After another positive test yesterday and considering the symptoms, @BrooklynNets, 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,” Dinwiddie tweeted Tuesday. “I will be supporting the guys every step of the way!”
Over the weekend, Dinwiddie, who originally told The Athletic on June 29 that he had tested positive for the potentially deadly virus, seemed determined to return to play the final eight games of the regular season and potentially the playoffs alongside his teammates.