The league said in a statement Wednesday … Utah Jazz star Rudy Gobert had contracted COVID-19 — and in response, it’s pausing its season following the conclusion of Wednesday’s slate of games.
“The NBA will use this hiatus to determine next steps for moving forward in regard to the coronavirus pandemic,” the league said.
The league had reportedly considered making the move earlier Wednesday … debating whether to suspend the season or play its games without fans. Ultimately, no decision had been made prior to tip-off of Wednesday’s games.
The N.B.A. will suspend its season after a Utah Jazz player was found to have tested positive for the coronavirus, the league announced on Wednesday. The league said the suspension would take effect after the completion of Wednesday’s schedule.
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