Jordan said on his personal Twitter feed Monday that he tested positive for COVID-19 and won't join the Nets once the 2019-20 season resumes. The Nets' star found out Sunday night that he had tested positive for COVID-19, and he'll opt out of joining the team in Orlando once the season starts back up. Teammate Spencer Dinwiddie also confirmed Monday that he tested positive for COVID-19, although his status heading into the NBA's return is still up in the air.
Jordan scored 11 points (4-5 FG, 3-4 FT) while adding 15 rebounds, four assists and three blocks in 29 minutes during Sunday's 110-107 win over the Bulls. Moved into the starting lineup by interim coach Jacque Vaughn, Jordan delivered his 13th double-double of the season and his highest block total in a month. The veteran center had been averaging 24.4 minutes a game since the beginning of February, so his workload only increased slightly in his new role, and it's not yet clear whether Vaughn intends to keep the younger Jarrett Allen on the bench moving forward. If Jordan does remain in the starting five, however, his fantasy outlook would get a slight bump.
Interim coach Jacque Vaughn said that Jordan will start at center in Sunday's game against the Bulls, Alex Schiffer of The Athletic reports. In what amounts to his first major decision since replacing Kenny Atkinson on the bench, Vaughn will drop Jarrett Allen from the starting five to make room for Jordan. The choice is a curious one given that Allen, a 2017 first-round pick, is seemingly a bigger part of the team's long-term plans, but neither player's fantasy outlook may end up changing drastically by the lineup change. Jordan had already been in a rough timeshare with Allen this season, with the former averaging 21.8 minutes per game to the latter's 25.9. It's not clear if Jordan's move into the starting five will result in a notable uptick in playing time, if any.
Jordan posted two points (1-1 FG) and four rebounds across 14 minutes during Wednesday's 118-79 loss to the Grizzlies. The Nets were clearly sluggish on the second night of a back-to-back following Tuesday's overtime win over the Celtics. Jordan had one of his worst performances of the season, taking just one shot in 14 minutes and committing two turnovers.
Jordan posted eight points (3-4 FG, 2-2 FT), 15 rebounds, one assist and one block across 35 minutes during Tuesday's 129-120 overtime victory against the Celtics. Jordan and Jarrett Allen often split time, but Jordan got the vast majority of the action Tuesday. The effort marked Jordan's sixth performance this season with at least 15 boards, and he's averaging 28.7 minutes in those games.
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