When Trail Blazers face Nets -- Brooklyn will be without DeAndre Jordan

When Trail Blazers face Nets -- Brooklyn will be without DeAndre Jordan

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The NBA is set to resume play on July 30.

This week, all 22 NBA teams that are headed to Orlando for the league's return to play will now go from "voluntary" to "mandatory" workouts

Wednesday, final rosters must be submitted to the league.

But now we know that the Brooklyn Nets will be without center DeAndre Jordan.

Jordan posted on his Twitter Monday night that he has tested positive for the coronavirus and will not return to play next month in Orlando.

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 on Twitter

The Trail Blazers are scheduled to play the Brooklyn Nets in Portland's eighth and final regular season game on Aug. 13. 

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Jordan might not be the only Net not traveling to Walt Disney World when the NBA season resumes.

Jordan's teammate Spencer Dinwiddie tested positive for COVID-19 earlier this month. Dinwiddie has informed his team that he will remain quarantined and then reevaluate after those 14 days.

Brooklyn will sign a substitute for Jordan, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

[Listen to the latest Talkin' Blazers Podcast with hosts NBA Champion Channing Frye and Emmy Award winner Dan Sheldon]

In 56 games played this season, Jordan averaged 8.3 points and 10.0 rebounds per game.  

The Trail Blazers first opponent will be against the team they are battling with for the final playoff spot out West, the Memphis Grizzlies.

Portland and Memphis are set to tip-off at 1:00pm Pacific Time on Friday, July 31.

The Trail Blazers currently sit in 9th place in the Western Conference standings, 3.5 games behind the Grizzlies. Sacramento and New Orleans are also 3.5 games behind Memphis, but Portland holds the tiebreaker.

Full practices for all 22 teams will not be allowed until after the teams arrive in Orlando. The arrival process is scheduled to run from July 7-9, followed by two days of isolation as well as two coronavirus tests.

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