Jazz news: Donovan Mitchell wants people to be 'selfless' during COVID-19 pandemic
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Donovan Mitchell wants people to be ‘selfless’ during COVID-19 pandemic

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Utah Jazz star shooting guard Donovan Mitchell has a pretty simple message to people amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Mitchell, who has been cleared from the coronavirus after testing positive for it, wants the public to be selfless and stay inside:

It’s great to see Mitchell doing well. The Jazz cleared both Mitchell and center Rudy Gobert from the virus.

The younger generation doesn’t seem to understand the severity of this virus yet. There were college students who were partying outside in Miami for Spring Break and some of them got COVID-19.

Since Mitchell is only 23 and has a big following on social media, the Jazz high-flyer is trying to use his voice to urge these kids to stay inside and social distance.

Detroit Pistons center Christian Wood, Brooklyn Nets superstar Kevin Durant and Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart were the other players in the NBA who tested positive for COVID-19 after Mitchell and Gobert did.

Before the NBA suspended the 2019-20 season following Gobert’s positive test, Mitchell was averaging 24.2 points, 4.4 rebounds and 4.2 assists for the Jazz in 63 starts. The former Louisville star was shooting 45.3 percent from the field, 36.4 percent from beyond the arc and 85.9 percent from the free-throw line for the Jazz.

NBA owners are hoping to resume the 2019-20 season in the summer if and only the virus dies down. The Jazz would be in the fourth spot in the Western Conference standings if play is resumed at some point. Utah went 41-23 prior to the season getting suspended.