But was it already too late to stop the spread of coronavirus within the league?
Players from teams the Jazz have played within the past 10 days were told to self-quarantine, sources told ESPN’s Brian Windhorst. Those teams are the Cleveland Cavaliers, New York Knicks, Boston Celtics, Detroit Pistons and Toronto Raptors.
Since playing Utah… The Cavaliers have faced the Celtics, Nuggets, Spurs and Bulls. The Knicks have faced the Thunder, Pistons and Wizards. The Celtics have faced the Thunder and Pacers. The Pistons have faced the Knicks.
Those Jazz opponents have faced other teams. And on and on. The NBA is connected.
The arenas that hosted those Jazz games also host other events, including NHL games. Staffers in those arenas – including those who came in close vicinity with Gobert – lead lives outside the arenas.
The coronavirus is difficult to contain.
These five teams self-quarantining is a step. But it’s only a step.