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Jazz’s Gobert tests positive for Coronavirus

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Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert has tested positive for the coronavirus, according to The Athletic’s Shams Charania.

The NBA later announced the season will be indefinitely suspended effective Thursday due to a positive COVID-19 test for a Jazz player. The league’s statement did not name Gobert.

The 27-year-old tested positive days after he was seen touching all the microphones at a press conference Monday.

Gobert had been ruled questionable for the Jazz’s game Wednesday against the Oklahoma City Thunder due to illness. The matchup was then postponed minutes prior to tipoff due to an apparent medical issue.

Both the Thunder and the Jazz were then held in quarantine at the former’s arena, with Utah being held back longer, according to ESPN’s Royce Young. The Jazz cannot return home until they coordinate with both Oklahoma and Salt Lake City public health organizations, sources told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

The Jazz confirmed in a statement that a player on their roster had a preliminary positive test for COVID-19. Like the NBA, they did not name Gobert.

Source: theScore