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Magic’s Evan Fournier issues update on Jazz’s Rudy Gobert following coronavirus diagnosis

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Orlando Magic guard Evan Fournier has spoken to fellow Frenchman Rudy Gobert of the Utah Jazz, who recently tested positive for COVID-19. According to Fournier, the Jazz center is “doing good.” Via Twitter, Fournier shared that he got on the phone with Gobert. This came just a few hours after the 27-year-old tested positive for the coronavirus, triggering the cancellation of their game with the Oklahoma City Thunder and the suspension of the entire 2019-20 NBA season:

Though Gobert himself is okay, the whole world is still watching to see how the pandemic will unfold in the NBA. Reports reveal that Gobert has come in contact with 34 different players since Friday:

Below are the NBA teams the Jazz played against the last two weeks. The last game was against the Toronto Raptors on Monday. It was a game where Gobert played 32 minutes before being ejected after a scuffle:

In addition, the team plane that the Jazz used to travel to Oklahoma City was later used by the Orlando Magic and Memphis Grizzlies. Delta has taken the proper measures to sanitize the plane:

Other Jazz players were tested in OKC overnight, and results should be coming soon. With the NBA season indefinitely suspended, the league will use the downtime to come up with ways on how to prevent the spread of COVID 19 and how the 2019-20 season will pan out.

It will likely be a few weeks to a month before there’s any chance of starting the NBA season up again, and the situation remains fluid as the league and the entire world tries to combat the coronavirus. For now, players from a number of teams (especially those who recently played the Jazz) are being told to self-quarantine, with players and coaches scrambling to get tested as soon as possible.