Nets’ Spencer Dinwiddie out of NBA restart after second positive coronavirus test

Jan 18, 2020; Brooklyn, New York, USA; Brooklyn Nets guard Spencer Dinwiddie (8) dribbles the ball against the Milwaukee Bucks during the first half at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports

The Brooklyn Nets’ team doctors have decided to have Spencer Dinwiddie sit out the NBA restart out of an abundance of caution, according to Shams Charania.

“After another positive test yesterday [July 6] 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!” Dinwiddie tweeted.

Dinwiddie recently expressed optimism in a tweet on July 5 that he might be able to play in Orlando, saying “the sinus pressure headaches when I get up are starting to subside”.

He did also note that while on an exercise bike, he got dizzy and felt weak.

Dinwiddie is officially the sixth Nets player who won’t be playing in the season restart, joining Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving, DeAndre Jordan, Wilson Chandler and Nicolas Claxton.

This season, the 27-year-old averaged 20.6 points, 3.5 rebounds and 6.8 assists per game while shooting 41.5 percent from the field.