Even prior to these positive tests, some Nets players - like others on several National Basketball Association teams - discussed the possibility of sitting out the restart in Orlando, sources said. "I was ready and prepared to rejoin my teammates".
"Originally, (the Nets) were supposed to be one of the teams to enter the Orlando bubble early, but training camp got switched back to NY and unfortunately I am now positive", he said.
Guard Dinwiddie told sports news site The Athletic that he had experienced symptoms "including fever and chest tightness".
The 27-year-old was averaging 20.6 points and 6.8 assists per game with the Nets this season, his sixth in the league, when play was suspended in March.
Right now, the Nets are in 7th place in the NBA's Eastern Conference, but with this news, they will be without their starting center when the resumes in July.
It's unclear now if Dinwiddie will participate. The news on Jordan and Dinwiddie comes soon after forward Wilson Chandler told ESPN he would opt out of the rest of the season, .
They give the Nets at least six players who have tested positive for the virus. The baller announced the disappointing news on social media, tweeting, "Found out last night and confirmed again today that I've tested positive for Covid while being back in market".
He averaged 20.6 points and 6.8 assists before the National Basketball Association suspended its season due to the coronavirus outbreak on March 11.
In March, four Nets tested positive for the coronavirus, with injured star forward Kevin Durant confirming he was one of the quartet. Orange County, where Disney World is, has more than 10,000 confirmed cases.