Brooklyn Nets guard Spencer Dinwiddie is adding his name to the list of NBA players sitting out for the NBA’s resumed season in Orlando. Taking to Twitter to break the news, Dinwiddie stated he has once again tested positive for COVID-19 and believes sitting out is in the best interest of the other players involved.
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. I will be supporting the guys every step of the way! #AudienceOfOne
— Spencer Dinwiddie (@SDinwiddie_25) July 7, 2020
The official ruling-out of Dinwiddie is another blow to the Nets, who are already depleted by the losses of Kevin Durant, DeAndre Jordan, and Wilson Chandler for the restart. Kyrie Irving was also declared out for the season following shoulder surgery back in March.
The Nets currently hold a record of 30-34, seventh in the Eastern Conference, with the loss of Dinwiddie serving as a significant one, as he averages 20.6 points and 6.8 assists per game.