Trail Blazers release statement after NBA season suspends indefinitely

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The NBA made a drastic but necessary move Wednesday night by suspending their season after Rudy Gobert of the Utah Jazz tested positive for COVID-19. 

Following the announcement, the Portland Trail Blazers released the following statement:

We support the NBA’s decision to suspend the season until further notice. The safety of our fans, players, coaches and…

Posted by Portland Trail Blazers on  Wednesday, March 11, 2020

We support the NBA’s decision to suspend the season until further notice. The safety of our fans, players, coaches and employees is our top priority and we will take whatever steps are necessary to ensure everyone’s health and safety. This situation is fluid and we will communicate more information to our fans, ticket buyers and stakeholders as soon as we have it.

The NBA was preparing to play games without fans, but the positive test result from Gobert gave the NBA no choice but to suspend the season indefinitely. 

Players from teams the Jazz have played within the past 10 days were told to self-quarantine, according to ESPN’s Brian Windhorst. Those teams are the Cleveland Cavaliers, New York Knicks, Boston Celtics, Detroit Pistons and Toronto Raptors.

Next steps for the NBA are being discussed, but the situation remains fluid. 

COVID-19 has affected more than 125,000 people and killed more than 4,500 across 114 countries. 

Wednesday night, Oregon governor Kate Brown announced new directives for dealing with the coronavirus, including cancelling gatherings of 250 people or more, statewide, for a month.

Trail Blazers release statement after NBA season suspends indefinitely originally appeared on NBC Sports Northwest