Nets are running out of healthy players

Photo: Steven Ryan/Getty Images

The already-depleted Brooklyn Nets continue to lose players ahead of the NBA’s restart in July. Spencer Dinwiddie and Deandre Jordan both tested positive for coronavirus. Jordan has opted to not return this season.

Brooklyn was already without Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving. It was then announced that rookie center, Nicolas Claxton, underwent surgery to repair a return labrum in his shoulder and will miss the remainder of the season.

Wilson Chandler announced that he would not return this season and Brooklyn also cut Theo Pinson.

This will make the Nets road to the postseason much more challenging but this is also an opportunity for under-the-radar players to step up.

Point guard Chris Chiozza had played very well for the Nets and had worked his way into the rotation before the season was postponed because fo the coronavirus pandemic. He could see increased playing time when the season resumes.

In addition to that, the Nets recently signed Tyler Johnson and Justin Anderson. Both should get some playing time now.

The rest of this season should give the Nets and idea of which players to keep next season, when Durant and Irving are expected to return.