Raptors’ Coronavirus Tests Come Back Negative After Playing Jazz on Monday

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The Toronto Raptors’ traveling party has undergone testing for the coronavirus following news that Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert, who the Raps faced last Monday, tested positive for the illness.

Those tests all came back negative.

Per ESPN’s Brian Windhorst, the Raptors were one of five teams that needed to self-isolate because they played the Jazz over the past 10 days leading into Gobert’s diagnosis.

The others include the Cleveland Cavaliers, New York Knicks, Boston Celtics and Detroit Pistons.

Gobert was initially listed as questionable to play in his team’s game against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday but was eventually ruled out due to illness.

The game was set to tip off in OKC on Wednesday, but players and officials were called off the court just prior to tip.

Later that evening, it was revealed that Gobert had tested positive for the coronavirus. Following a series of tests done for the Jazz, it was learned that teammate and shooting guard Donovan Mitchell also had the coronavirus.

There are no other known positive tests for other players at this time.

NBA play has been suspended in the midst of an ongoing worldwide pandemic.

Commissioner Adam Silver said Thursday that play would be halted for a minimum of 30 days but that the league wished to resume play “if and when it becomes safe for all concerned.”