Knicks to self-quarantine after playing against Utah Jazz, NBA suspends season until further notice over coronavirus

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March 11, 2020 - 9:47 pm
 In this Aug. 26, 2019, file photo, the Golden State Warriors championship banners hang above the seating and basketball court at the Chase Center in San Francisco. The Warriors will play the Brooklyn Nets at home Thursday night, March 12, 2020

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MIAMI (1010 WINS) —The NBA has suspended its season “until further notice" after a Utah Jazz player tested positive Wednesday for the coronavirus, a move that came only hours after the majority of the league's owners were leaning toward playing games without fans in arenas.

This new development means that players from the New York Knicks have been told to self-quarantine, ESPN reported. The Knicks are among a handful of teams -- including the Cleveland Cavaliers, Boston Celtics, Detroit Pistons and the Toronto Raptors -- that have played agaist the Jazz in the past 10 days. 

Now there will be no games at all, at least for the time being. A person with knowledge of the situation said the Jazz player who tested positive was center Rudy Gobert. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because neither the league nor the team confirmed the presumptive positive test.

“The NBA is suspending game play following the conclusion of tonight’s schedule of games until further notice,” the league said in a statement Wednesday night. “The NBA will use this hiatus to determine next steps for moving forward in regard to the coronavirus pandemic.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report.