UPDATE: Mitchell talked to the media and updated us on his status with coronavirus. Mitchell says he hasn’t experienced any major symptoms of the virus and could go in a playoff series if it started today:
Donovan Mitchell says he doesn’t have any clear coronavirus symptoms and feels like he could play in a 7-game series tomorrow:— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) March 16, 2020
“If it wasn’t public knowledge that I was sick, you wouldn’t know it. And that’s the scariest part of this virus.”
UPDATE: Donovan Mitchell posted this message to his Instagram:
Donovan Mitchell, on Instagram, thanks folks who have reached out since the news of his positive test for COVID-19.”Hopefully people can continue to educate themselves and realize they need to behave responsibly both for their own health and the well being of those around them..” pic.twitter.com/78n6HBk78v— Malika Andrews (@malika_andrews) March 12, 2020
Utah Jazz All-Star PG Donovan Mitchell has tested positive for COVID-19 coronavirus, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported Thursday afternoon. This comes a day after the Jazz-Thunder game was postponed and Utah center Rudy Gobert tested positive for the virus as well. Apparently, Gobert has been very ignorant lately pertaining to the outbreak.
Jazz star Donovan Mitchell has tested positive for the coronavirus, league sources tell ESPN. Jazz players privately say that Rudy Gobert had been careless in the locker room touching other players and their belongings. Now a Jazz teammate has tested positive.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) March 12, 2020
On Wednesday night, the Jazz and Thunder were set to play in OKC. Prior to the game, Gobert was questionable due to an illness. The players are refs were taken off the court and later the game was canceled. The players on each team were quarantined and Gobert then tested positive. Not long after, the NBA decided to suspend play indefinitely. More info at the links below.