ATLANTA (AP) — Brooklyn Nets guard Goran Dragic has COVID-19 signs, in step with divulge Steve Nash, and is never going to play in Saturday night’s game against the Atlanta Hawks.
Nash said Dragic “doesn’t feel well. However that’s all I know.”
Dragic became as soon as placed within the NBA’s health and security protocols.
The inability of Dragic, who is averaging 7.5 points and 4.1 assists, leaves the Nets’ backcourt thin. Initiating shooting guard Seth Curry became as soon as held out with a sore left ankle.
Nash said one other extraordinary starter, ahead Bruce Brown has the flu, and also became as soon as held out. Nash said he hopes Brown can return when Brooklyn plays Houston on Tuesday.
“I deem a majority of these items are 24 hours to 72 hours,” Nash said of Brown’s illness. “With any luck, we’re in that timeframe and he can play on Tuesday.”
The Nets and Hawks enter the game with identical 40-37 recordsdata, and the winner will switch up one living all the contrivance in which via the projected play-in match self-discipline to eighth within the Eastern Conference standings.
Meanwhile, Nets ahead Ben Simmons is with the group and took part in some gentle shooting ahead of the game. Simmons interestingly just is not in the case of constructing his debut with Brooklyn since his commerce from Philadelphia on Feb. 10.
“He’s on the court docket a shrimp bit bit the past couple days, but nothing dynamic,” Nash said, adding Simmons “just is not even transferring around lots. He’s correct doing some gentle shooting.”
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