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FILE - In this  Sunday, March 8, 2020 file photo, Brooklyn Nets' Spencer Dinwiddie (26) drives to the basket around Chicago Bulls' Coby White during the second half of an NBA basketball game at the Barclays Center in New York. Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving aren’t coming back, DeAndre Jordan and Wilson Chandler aren’t going to Florida, and Spencer Dinwiddie’s status is unclear after he and Jordan tested positive for the coronavirus. The Brooklyn Nets don’t have much of a team left, but general manager Sean Marks says they never considered not restarting the season later this month. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

Despite virus cases, Nets say no thought to skipping restart

Jul. 1, 2020 2:40 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving aren't coming back. DeAndre Jordan and Wilson Chandler aren't going, either. Spencer Dinwiddie is a maybe, with his status unclear after both he and Jordan tested positive for the coronavirus. The Brooklyn Nets don't look ready for a restart, but general...

Dinwiddie, Jordan have coronavirus, may not return with Nets

Jun. 29, 2020 11:55 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Spencer Dinwiddie and DeAndre Jordan said Monday they have tested positive for the coronavirus, potentially leaving the Brooklyn Nets without two starters when the NBA season resumes. Jordan said he won't be in Florida with the Nets when they return from the suspension of the 2019-20...

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey announces a new executive order in response to the rising COVID-19 cases in the state, during a news conference in Phoenix on Monday, June 29, 2020. The governor ordered bars, nightclubs and water parks to close again for at least a month starting Monday night — a dramatic about-face as coronavirus cases surge in the Sunbelt. (Michael Chow/The Arizona Republic via AP, Pool)

The Latest: Nets' DeAndre Jordan says he has coronavirus

Jun. 29, 2020 11:50 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ DeAndre Jordan says he has tested positive for the coronavirus and won’t be joining the Brooklyn Nets in Florida when the NBA season resumes. Jordan announced his status on Twitter, hours after fellow Nets player Spencer...

Lakers' Avery Bradley to sit out NBA's restart in Florida

Jun. 23, 2020 11:22 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles Lakers guard Avery Bradley has decided to sit out the NBA’s upcoming resumption of the season in Florida. He told ESPN on Tuesday night that he wants to remain with his wife and three children, including a 6-year-old son with a history of respiratory illnesses. By...

A sign at the entrance to ESPN's Wide World of Sports at Walt Disney World is seen Wednesday, June 3, 2020, in Kissimmee, Fla. The NBA has told the National Basketball Players Association that it will present a 22-team plan for restarting the season at Disney. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

NBA lays out its vision for Disney restart to teams, players

Jun. 16, 2020 10:19 PM EDT

Here’s some of what awaits NBA players going to Disney next month: game rooms, golf course access, cabanas with misters to combat the heat, fishing areas, bowling, backstage tours and salon services. It only sounds like vacation. The NBA described very specific plans to players and teams for the restart on...

FILE - In this March 26, 2020, file photo, basketball backboards stand without hoops after city officials had them removed to reduce gatherings at Holcombe Rucker Park in New York. The COVID-19 pandemic has left the New York street ball scene quiet. While the city is set to slowly begin reopening this month, recreation activities aren’t set to be addressed for several weeks. It’s left open the possibility that New York’s hallowed outdoor courts such as Rucker Park, all as much a part of New York’s basketball culture as the Knicks and Madison Square Garden, could remain silenced into summer. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

Street ball scene on hiatus, including NYC's iconic courts

May. 11, 2020 2:03 PM EDT

No sounds of bouncing balls. No scuffing of sneakers against dusty concrete. No whipping of basketballs as they fall through nylon nets or metallic ringing of balls careening off rims. The COVID-19 pandemic has created a stillness that those who best know the New York street ball scene could never have imagined....