Report: Utah Jazz star Donovan Mitchell tests positive for coronavirus


Donovan Mitchell is the second Utah Jazz player in the last 24 hours to test positive for coronavirus.

ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported on Mitchell's situation Thursday morning. 

The Jazz confirmed via a statement that one additional player (presumably Mitchell) has tested positive for the coronavirus. 

Jazz center Rudy Gobert was the first NBA player to test positive for this virus. This development resulted in the league postponing Utah's game against the Thunder in Oklahoma City on Wednesday night. Shortly after, the league announced it was suspending the 2019-20 season.

Mitchell also reportedly visited the Encore Boston Harbor Casino last week while the Jazz were in town to face the Boston Celtics at TD Garden.

According to's matchup stats, Marcus Smart spent the most time of any Celtics player guarding Mitchell on defense when these teams played March 6.

Conversely, the C's player Mitchell defended the most when the Jazz were on defense also was Smart.

According to ESPN's Brian Windhorst, "Players the Jazz have faced within the past 10 days are being told to self-quarantine." The Celtics, as noted above, are among the teams that played the Jazz in the last 10 days.

There is currently no official timetable for when the season could resume.

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