NBA suspends rest of regular season effective immediately; Cleveland Cavs told to self-quarantine

Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert tests positive for coronavirus

NBA suspends rest of regular season effective immediately; Cleveland Cavs told to self-quarantine
Detroit Pistons guard Brandon Knight (20) passes the ball against Utah Jazz guard Mike Conley (10) and center Rudy Gobert (27) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, March 7, 2020, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson) (Source: Duane Burleson)

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - The NBA has suspended the rest of the regular season, according to Adrian Wojnarowski, of ESPN.

Wojnarowski said the league “will use hiatus to determine next steps moving forward.”

The news comes after Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert has tested positive for coronavirus, Shams Charania of The Athletic reported.

Teams the Jazz have played within the past 10 days are being told to self-quarantine, a source told ESPN’s Brian Windhorst. During that time, Utah has played the Cleveland Cavaliers, the New York Knicks, the Boston Celtics, the Detroit Pistons and the Toronto Raptors.

Royce Young of ESPN said Gobert was “never at the arena, and would have played if he tested negative.”

Here is a statement from the league:

The Jazz has issued a statement:

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban talked with reporters, and he said the NBA has told teams they can continue to practice. However, players have been told they should not have visitors from out of town, below is the full statement below from Tim MacMahon of ESPN.

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