NBA Rumors: Here’s Message Celtics Players Received Amid Coronavirus Crisis


March 12, 2020

The Celtics headed back to Boston on Thursday, one day after the NBA suspended its season amid concerns regarding the coronavirus outbreak.

The NBA’s decision came down after Jazz center Rudy Gobert reportedly tested positive for COVID-19, which is of great significance to the Celtics, who played Utah twice within the last two weeks, including last Friday night at TD Garden.

The Celtics issued a statement Thursday morning, and Sports Illustrated’s Chris Mannix reported a short time later, citing league sources, the team’s players were told to self-isolate for a few days upon returning to Boston.

The Athletic’s Jared Weiss also reported Thursday that Celtics players were told to self-quarantine upon arriving back in Boston until the organization decides how, when and if they can resume activities in the next week.

Gobert’s teammate with the Jazz, Donovan Mitchell, also reportedly tested positive for the coronavirus, which continues to disrupt the sports schedule.

The Celtics had been scheduled to face the Bucks on Thursday night in Milwaukee before the NBA suspended play. The C’s reportedly were told to self-quarantine after the league announced its decision.

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