The National Basketball Association has suspended the season after a Utah Jazz player “preliminary tests positive for COVID-19” before tip-off against the Oklahoma City Thunder.
ESPN’s Rachel Nichols tweeted out the statement from the NBA before the game.
The NBA has suspended the season following a Utah Jazz player positively testing for coronavirus. pic.twitter.com/9xI9m6NBrl— Rachel Nichols (@Rachel__Nichols) March 12, 2020
ESPN’s Royce Young says the Jazz player has been identified as Rudy Gobert, who was not in Oklahoma City tonight.
I've been told that Rudy Gobert was never at the arena tonight, but he was in OKC. If he had been cleared of the virus, he was set to play.— Royce Young (@royceyoung) March 12, 2020
ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski says Thunder and Jazz players are currently being quarantined inside their locker rooms.
The Jazz and Thunder players are currently quarantined in the OKC arena, league sources tell ESPN. This is following Rudy Gobert testing positive for the coronavirus.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) March 12, 2020
Games that were currently being playing Wednesday were able to be finished.
There is currently no time table when the season will resume.