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SPENCER DINWIDDIE WON’T TRAVEL TO ORLANDO ‘OUT OF BUNDANCE OF CAUTION’

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Spencer Dinwiddie will not play in the Orlando “bubble,” following a second positive test for the coronavirus, he and the Nets have decided. News of the loss broke Tuesday morning.

Malika Andrews who covers the Nets —and the Orlando “bubble”— for ESPN was first with the news...

Shams Charania followed up...

Then, Dinwiddie who had wanted to play, tweeted his own message to fans, explaining he had once again tested positive for the virus.

Dinwiddie has experienced symptoms over the last 10 days which had left him bedridden. He had hoped a new round of tests would find him negative for the virus.

Late Sunday, Dinwiddie tweeted out one of his regular health updates, reporting that not only were his symptoms subsiding but that he had gotten back on his exercise bike. He had hoped to work out at HSS Training Center Tuesday ... and fly to Orlando later in the day.

Dinwiddie later tweeted his gratitude to the Nets organization for shutting him down...

Dinwiddie finished his season averaging 20.6 points and 6.8 assists with a shooting split of 42/31/78.

Later, Dinwiddie essentially said he’s getting better...

The Nets are now back down to 12 healthy players. With Wilson Chandler opting out and Dinwiddie not yet healthy, the Nets will be able to sign two substitute players.

Meanwhile, Marc Stein of the Times reports that the Nets have veteran big man, Amir Johnson, on their radar.

Johnson hasn’t played this season. The 33-year-old last played for 76ers in 2018-19, averaging 3.9 points and 2.9 rebounds in 10 minutes per game. Johnson does have extensive playoff experience, playing in 54 post-season games with four different teams. He is eligible to be signed as a substitute.

This story will be updated.