Nets Stars Spencer Dinwiddie, DeAndre Jordan Test Positive For COVID-19 — NESN.com

The Nets have a bit of a situation on their hands. Brooklyn stars Spencer Dinwiddie and DeAndre Jordan announced Monday they’ve tested positive for COVID-19. Dinwiddie reported experiencing symptoms, “including fever and chest tightness,” according to The Athletic’s Shams Charania. Jordan has since opted out of the NBA’s resumed season, and Dinwiddie appears to be considering the…

Nets Stars Spencer Dinwiddie, DeAndre Jordan Test Positive For COVID-19 — NESN.com

The Nets have a bit of a situation on their hands.

Brooklyn stars Spencer Dinwiddie and DeAndre Jordan announced Monday they’ve tested positive for COVID-19. Dinwiddie reported experiencing symptoms, “including fever and chest tightness,” according to The Athletic’s Shams Charania. Jordan has since opted out of the NBA’s resumed season, and Dinwiddie appears to be considering the option as well.

“Found out last night and confirmed again today that I’ve tested positive for Covid while being back in market,” Jordan tweeted Monday night. “As a result of this, I will not be in Orlando for the resumption of the season.”

Found out last night and confirmed again today that I’ve tested positive for Covid while being back in market. As a result of this, I will not be in Orlando for the resumption of the season. — DeAndre Jordan (@DeAndre) June 30, 2020

“I was ready and prepared to rejoin my teammates as we were to be an early entry team in the resumed season,” Dinwiddie said. “I flew private to return to New York, passed multiple COVID-19 tests over my first several days in New York and was able to participate in a couple practices within the first week. “Originally, we were supposed to be one of the teams to enter into the Orlando bubble early, but training camp got switched back to New York and unfortunately I am now positive. Given that I have experienced symptoms … it is unclear on whether or not I’ll be able to participate in Orlando.”

According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Nets plan to sign someone in place of Jordan. Dinwiddie’s situation remains unclear. The Nets currently are seventh in the Eastern Conference. More NBA: Rudy Gobert Hasn’t Fully Regained Se

Read more at: https://nesn.com/2020/06/nets-stars-spencer-dinwiddie-deandre-jordan-test-positive-for-covid-19/

Report: Wilson Chandler ‘opting out of playing’ at Disney — Nets Wire

The Brooklyn Nets will be down yet another player when the NBA resumes the 2019-20 season at Disney World in Florida.

Report: Wilson Chandler ‘opting out of playing’ at Disney — Nets Wire

Another member of the Brooklyn Nets’ roster will not be with the team when they take part in the league’s resumption of the 2019-20 season in late July.

Heading into Sunday, the Nets were already set to play without Kevin Durant (right Achilles), Kyrie Irving (right shoulder) and Nic Claxton (left shoulder) with Brooklyn’s two stars still in the middle of rehab and the Nets rookie fresh off of surgery.

Wilson Chandler is the latest member of Brooklyn to decide to sit out the NBA’s restart at Disney World in Florida, according to Malika Andrews of ESPN.

Andrews is reporting Chandler is “opting out of playing,” and he has informed the organization. Chandler also told Andrews:

As difficult as it will be to not be with my teammates, the health and well-being of my family has to come first. Thank you to the Nets organization for understanding and supporting me in this decision, and I will be watching and rooting for our team in Orlando.

Wilson Chandler has informed the Nets that he is opting out of playing in Orlando, the forward tells ESPN.

Nets Sign Tyler Johnson, Waive Theo Pinson — LEAGUE ALERTS

The Brooklyn Nets have waived SG/SF Theo Pinson in order to create space to sign free-agent guard Tyler Johnson per Shams Charania and Adrian Wojnarowski. Theo Pinson spent most of his time playing for the Nets G-league partner, the Long Island Nets. Pinson spent most of his time in the NBA on the bench. Pinson […]

Nets Sign Tyler Johnson, Waive Theo Pinson — LEAGUE ALERTS

Nic Claxton undergoes successful shoulder surgery, won’t join Nets at Disney — Nets Wire

Nic Claxton underwent successful arthroscopic on his left shoulder and will not be available for the Brooklyn Nets at Disney.

Nic Claxton undergoes successful shoulder surgery, won’t join Nets at Disney — Nets Wire

Kevin Durant Confirms He Won’t Make 2019-20 Nets Debut, ‘My Season Is Over’ — NESN.com

Even though the NBA reportedly will return four-plus months after it was put on hold due to the COVID-19 outbreak, it will won’t be enough time for Kevin Durant to make his Brooklyn Nets debut. Durant ruptured his Achilles last year and was expected to miss the 2019-20 season. But with the hiatus, many thought…

Kevin Durant Confirms He Won’t Make 2019-20 Nets Debut, ‘My Season Is Over’ — NESN.com

Wizards’ Bradley Beal Addresses Rumor Of Nets’ Interest In Trade — NESN.com

Bradley Beal lights up when the rumor mill churns out his name. The Washington Wizards guard addressed trade rumors linking him to the Brooklyn Nets on Friday, telling ESPN’s Jackie MacMullan he considers interest in his services as a “sign of respect.” Beal is the NBA’s second-leading scorer, averaging 30.5 points per game in 2019-20,…

Wizards’ Bradley Beal Addresses Rumor Of Nets’ Interest In Trade — NESN.com

Kevin Durant gone from the Warriors, far from forgotten — Times-Standard

Hey Kevin Durant, the night man from the Hotel California would like a word with you: You can check out of the Golden State any time you like, but you can never leave. It’s going on 11 months since Durant forced his passage from the Warriors to the Brooklyn Nets and it seems he has…

Kevin Durant gone from the Warriors, far from forgotten — Times-Standard

Hey Kevin Durant, the night man from the Hotel California would like a word with you:

You can check out of the Golden State any time you like, but you can never leave.

It’s going on 11 months since Durant forced his passage from the Warriors to the Brooklyn Nets and it seems he has never left. During that time he has rehabilitated his torn Achilles tendon. He has (presumably) bonded with his new besties. He has mused about representing the United States in the 2020 Olympics in Japan (when that was still a thing). He revealed that before the 2015-16 season he intended to bolt the Oklahoma City Thunder to join the Warriors because his game was growing and “I didn’t play with a lot of skill guys.”

What Durant has not done in the interim: play in an official game, disengage from former teammate Draymond Green, and shaken the dust off his Warriors’ tenure.

Give you an example: Recently the San Francisco Chronicle excerpted a new book, “The Victory Machine: The Making and Unmaking of the Warriors Dynasty,” authored by Ethan Strauss, who has covered the team for ESPN, and most recently, The Athletic.

The excerpts, to say the least, feed into the narrative that Durant is sensitive and thin-skinned.

From the book:

“KD … accused me of trying to ‘rile up Steph’s fans. He expressed that this was a constant theme in the Bay. All of us local (reporters) just wanted to kiss Steph’s ass at (Durant’s) expense. This was KD’s consistent lament. He would frequently squabble in direct-message conversations with the Warriors fans on Twitter, frequently accusing them of favoring Steph at his expense. In one such exchange that foreshadowed things to come, he was asked by the WarriorsWorld account whether two-time MVP Steph Curry or Kyrie Irving was the better player. ‘I gotta really sit down and analyze it,’ (Durant) said.”

In fairness, Durant was in the spotlight his entire time with the Warriors, and was a target for fans and NBA players who believed he “broke the NBA” when he joined up with the dynastic Warriors. He didn’t ask for that. But he seemed incapable of ignoring the noise.

The Chron’s post included an exchange between Durant and Connor Letourneau, the newspaper’s Warriors beat reporter who had appeared on a podcast of which Durant was made aware. Again, the encounter fed into the KD scouting report — seemingly seeking validation.

“I’m just standing in the locker room near the door, on my phone and he is walking out of the locker room and he stops and he looks at me and he just goes, ‘Have I been good to you?,’” Letourneau told Strauss. “I’m like, ‘What do you mean have you been good to me?’ And he just keeps repeating himself over and over, ‘Have I been good to you? Have I been good to you?’ He’s kind of creeping towards me, and I have no idea what he’s upset about at this point. I have no idea what’s going on.”

Finally, over the weekend Warriors GM Bob Myers who has been watching “The Last Dance,” the story of the Michael Jordan Bulls, couldn’t help but see parallels between the Bulls and the the Warriors — starting with two great teams trying to mesh strong personalities, and navigate the grind of high-stakes competition.

“The second (NBA title) with Kevin it felt like, ‘Well, we just did what we were supposed to do, and great job,” Myers told ESPN’s Nick Friedell. “It wasn’t joy. I’m sure a lot of people felt differently. It wasn’t anybody’s fault. I think there’s just a weight to everything.”

What’s Next for the Nets? — Battle of New York

With the NBA “angling” to cancel its season, it’s time to look to next season, whenever that may be. If the Brooklyn Nets want to live up to their expectations and win their first-ever NBA Championship, these are the moves they must make in order to have the best chance of accomplishing that goal. Hire […]

What’s Next for the Nets? — Battle of New York

NBA, along with Knicks, Nets, contribute 1 million surgical masks to New York —

The NBA, along with the New York Knicks and Brooklyn Nets, are donating 1 million surgical masks, necessary PPE as medical workers fight coronavirus.

NBA, along with Knicks, Nets, contribute 1 million surgical masks to New York —

New York has been one of the epicenters of the coronavirus pandemic in the United States. As of Saturday, New York City had accounted for more than 1,900 deaths, according to the latest tracking data from Johns Hopkins University. 

With hospitals overwhelmed, medical workers are running low on the personal protective equipment (PPE) necessary to keep themselves protected from the virus. That’s what makes the latest gesture from the NBA and the two local teams, the New York Knicks and Brooklyn Nets, all the more important. 

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that the league, in collaboration with the Knicks, Nets and China’s Consul General Huang Ping, is contributing one million surgical masks for the state’s essential workers. 

“New York thanks you,” Cuomo wrote on Twitter. “We are beyond grateful for this gift of critically needed PPE.”Andrew Cuomo@NYGovCuomo

NEW: The @NBA is contributing 1 million desperately needed surgical masks for New York’s essential workers in collaboration with @nyknicks, @BrooklynNets and China’s Consul General Huang Ping.

New York thanks you.

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New York reported 630 coronavirus-related deaths on Friday, the deadliest day thus far. Earlier Saturday, Cuomo announced the donation of 1,000 ventilators from the Chinese government. 

The New England Patriots sent their team plane to China this week to pick up 1.2 million masks, with an additional 500,000 on the way. Owner Robert Kraft sent 300,000 of those masks to New York. 

Report: Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving want a ‘big name’ at head coach — Nets Wire

When the NBA went on hiatus, Jacque Vaughn was the interim head coach of the Brooklyn Nets. But that may not last past 2019-20.

Report: Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving want a ‘big name’ at head coach — Nets Wire

Nets Player Told To Avoid Apartment Common Areas Due To Coronavirus — NESN.com

Wilson Chandler is not a happy camper. The Nets forward claims he’s been asked to avoid his apartment common areas after four Brooklyn players (including injured star Kevin Durant) tested positive for COVID-19 Tuesday. Only one player reportedly has exhibited symptoms as of Tuesday, while three others are asymptomatic. And while it’s unclear which other…

Nets Player Told To Avoid Apartment Common Areas Due To Coronavirus — NESN.com

Brooklyn Nets G Spencer Dinwiddie proposes interesting playoff format — New York City Ticketron

Spencer Dinwiddie is proposing a March Madness-style NBA playoffs upon the league’s resumption, but we can take this idea even further. There is no telling how long the NBA’s current hiatus will last. The league is planning on reevaluating the situation in 30 days, but there’s no guarantee the league will be ready to resume […]

Brooklyn Nets G Spencer Dinwiddie proposes interesting playoff format — New York City Ticketron