Report: Jazz/Stars Players Brantley and Oni Being Tested For Coronavirus
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Utah Jazz players Jarrell Brantley and Miye Oni are being tested for coronavirus according to the Jeff Goodman of Stadium. Brantley and Oni have been splitting time between the Jazz and their G-League affiiate the Utah Stars and were with the Jazz during their recent four-game road trip.
Jazz center Rudy Gobert tested positive for COVID-19 just as the Jazz were supposed to tip-off against the Oklahoma City Thunder, leading to a suspension of the NBA season.
Utah Jazz G-League team had game canceled tonight against Phoenix Suns G-League team in Arizona. Two players – Miye One and Jarrell Brantley— were with the Jazz last week and are waiting now to be tested to make sure they don’t have the Coronavirus, source told @Stadium.
— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanHoops) March 12, 2020
The Jazz road trip consisted of games against the Cleveland Cavaliers, New York Knicks, Boston Celtics, and Detroit Pistons. The Jazz have since hosted the Toronto Raptors Monday night in Salt Lake City before they traveled to play the Thunder.
The Stars have not played since March 6 when both Oni and Brantley were with the Jazz in both Boston and Detroit.
“This morning a player on the Utah Jazz tested negative for influenza, strep throat and an upper respiratory infection. The individual’s symptoms diminished over the course of today." – The @utahjazz said in a statement. #TakeNote #UTAatOKC https://t.co/vy5RWCVuVv
— KSL Sports (@kslsports) March 12, 2020
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