The NBA has suspended all games until further notice after a Utah Jazz player tested positive for coronavirus Wednesday. And the Pistons, who played the Jazz at Little Caesars Arena last Saturday, have reportedly been told to self-quarantine.
The average incubation period for coronavirus is five days.
NBA To Suspend Season Following Tonight's Games pic.twitter.com/2PTx2fkLlW— NBA (@NBA) March 12, 2020
The infected player is Jazz center Rudy Gobert, who played 35 minutes of Saturday's game. According to USA Today, he also had a "small dustup" with the Pistons' Christian Wood.
It's not clear when Gobert may have contracted the illness.
Also from USA Today:
Earlier in the week, Gobert met with reporters and in what he thought was a joke, touched reporters’ microphones and recorders. That happened after the league had sent multiple memos telling players how serious to take coronavirus.
Here’s Rudy Gobert touching a bunch of reporters’ audio equipment 2 days ago. Today, he tested positive for coronavirus. pic.twitter.com/Z3Lw1yfCfW— ClutchPoints (@ClutchPointsApp) March 12, 2020
The Pistons were one of the worst-performing teams in the league this season, with a 20-46 record. They were scheduled to play through April 14, with eight remaining games at home.