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Report: Recent Jazz opponents (Cavaliers, Knicks, Celtics, Pistons, Raptors) told to self-quarantine

Rudy Gobert in Jazz-Celtics

BOSTON, MA - MARCH 6: Rudy Gobert #27 of the Utah Jazz dunks the ball against the Boston Celtics on March 6, 2020 at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2020 NBAE (Photo by Brian Babineau/NBAE via Getty Images)

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Jazz center Rudy Gobert reportedly tested positive for coronavirus, causing Jazz-Thunder to get postponed and the NBA to suspend its season.

But was it already too late to stop the spread of coronavirus within the league?


Players from teams the Jazz have played within the past 10 days were told to self-quarantine, sources told ESPN’s Brian Windhorst. Those teams are the Cleveland Cavaliers, New York Knicks, Boston Celtics, Detroit Pistons and Toronto Raptors.

Since playing Utah… The Cavaliers have faced the Celtics, Nuggets, Spurs and Bulls. The Knicks have faced the Thunder, Pistons and Wizards. The Celtics have faced the Thunder and Pacers. The Pistons have faced the Knicks.

Those Jazz opponents have faced other teams. And on and on. The NBA is connected.

The arenas that hosted those Jazz games also host other events, including NHL games. Staffers in those arenas – including those who came in close vicinity with Gobert – lead lives outside the arenas.

The coronavirus is difficult to contain.

These five teams self-quarantining is a step. But it’s only a step.