Brooklyn Nets guard Spencer Dinwiddie announced he’ll sit out prior to the NBA restart. Dinwiddie who tested positive again for the coronavirus went to twitter addressing his health condition.
Dinwiddie this season averaged 20.6 ppg and 6.8 assist as the Brooklyn Nets are No. 7 in the Eastern Conference. With a 30-34 overall record, the pressure to maintain the seventh seed becomes uncertain. With the absence of both Kevin Durant due to an Achilles injury and center DeAndre Jordan after testing positive for the coronavirus, the Nets could potentially rely on Caris Levert’s as a scoring option to carry this young team. Losing Dinwiddie can push the Nets back to the 8th seed as the Orlando Magic sits a game in a half behind them.
Bradley Beal who led the Washington Wizards in scoring will also withdraw from the NBA restart after a shoulder injury according to the Washington Wizards front office. Beal averaged 30.5 ppg on 45 percent shooting from the field. The Wizards who are currently ninth in the Eastern Conference are suffering from the same unfortunate incidents as the Nets. With the second-best scorer in the league behind James Harden, this could be the final straw for the Washington Wizards and eliminate them from playoff contention moving forward.
The Nets will tip off the NBA restart July 31st in Orlando against the Magic at 2:30 p.m. EST and the Phoenix Suns will square off against the Wizards at 4:00 p.m EST.
Flip the pages for Dinwiddie and Bradley Beal speaking on why they’re opting out.