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Spencer Dinwiddie out for NBA restart after second positive Coronavirus test

Brooklyn Nets without star guard for the foreseeable future

Brooklyn Nets v Los Angeles Lakers Photo by Chris Elise/NBAE via Getty Images

Brooklyn Nets guard Spencer Dinwiddie announced he will not rejoin the team in Orlando for the NBA restart after testing positive for the COVID-19 again on Tuesday. The second positive test will keep Diwiddie sidelined for the remainder of the season at the advice of team doctors.

Dinwiddie, a starter for the Nets, initially tested positive for Coronavirus on June 29 after experiencing chest tightness and a fever. He planned on making the trip to Orlando with the Nets to self-isolate before Tuesday’s news. The former Buffs star was averaging 20.6 points per game before NBA games came to an abrupt halt on March 11.

This is another hit for the Nets to deal with going into the reboot after forwards Wilson Chandler and DeAndre Jordan announced they won’t make the trip to Orlando two weeks ago. A total of six Nets players have tested positive for Covid-19 since the end of march, including two-time NBA finals MVP Kevin Durant. Durant was already out for the season and Kyrie Irving had season-ending surgery in March.

The NBA season is set to resume at Walt Disney World Resort on July 30.