Mitchell diagnosed with COVID-19

After Jazz teammate Rudy Gobert tested positive for COVID-19, so has rising star, locker-room neighbor Donovan Mitchell.

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March 13, 2020 - 5:08 PM

The Atlanta Hawks' Trae Young (11) defends against Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell during the first half on Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019, at State Farm Arena in Atlanta. Photo by Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution/TNS

MIAMI (AP) — NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said Thursday night that the league’s hiatus because of the coronavirus pandemic will likely last at least a month, or roughly what would have been the remainder of an uninterrupted regular season.

“What we determined today is that this hiatus will be, most likely, at least 30 days,” Silver said on TNT’s “Inside The NBA” while making his first public comments since the league suspended play Wednesday night after Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert tested positive for the coronavirus, or COVID-19. A second Jazz player, Donovan Mitchell, said Thursday that he has also tested positive.

Later, in an open letter to NBA fans, Silver said “we intend to resume the season, if and when it becomes safe for all concerned.”

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