Updated: 10:40 p.m.
The NBA is suspending its season.
A player on the Jazz, who Shams Charania of the Athletic reported is All-Star center Rudy Gobert, has preliminary tested positive for COVID-19. The result came before the game in Oklahoma City between the Jazz and Thunder which was postponed at that time. Players from both teams are currently being quarantined in Chesapeake Energy Arena, per ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.
The Jazz released the following statement:
The Jazz just released this statement: pic.twitter.com/RkHPAPlX0P— Tim Bontemps (@TimBontemps) March 12, 2020
At Utah's shootaround Monday, media were kept 6-8 feet away from all players for precautionary reasons. Gobert touched microphones after his media session ended.
Initially, the NBA intended to suspend play following the conclusion of all games on the schedule Wednesday. Before the West Coast games began, the league ultimately decided to postpone them as well. The league will use the hiatus to determine its next steps in regard to the coronavirus pandemic.
The G League also annonunced that it has suspended its season.