He has Rudy Gobert to thank for this:
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
Shams with a bit of a positive nugget:
Sources: Donovan Mitchell was the only Jazz player/personnel to test positive for coronavirus out of 58 tests administered on Wednesday night. Remaining tests came back negative.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) March 12, 2020
That’s good to hear, seriously.
For what it’s worth, NBA Stats says Gobert was matched up mostly with Christian Wood the other night, about 39% of Utah defensive possessions. Last night, Wood guarded Joel Embiid at times, but most of his action on both ends of the floor took place against Al Horford.
All of that seems kind of moot, though. If these guys were sharing a ball and sweating and breathing on each other and contaminating locker rooms, then just shut it all down, get every NBA player and employee tested, take a few weeks off, and go from there.