Late Wednesday night, Knicks players were under the impression that they'd be self-quarantined because they'd recently played Rudy Gobert and the Utah Jazz, SNY sources confirmed.
Gobert reportedly tested positive for the coranavirus just before Wednesday's game against the Oklahoma City Thunder. Without naming Gobert, the NBA announced Wednesday night that the season was suspended indefinitely due to the coronavirus outbreak.
Gobert and the Jazz played against the Knicks at Madison Square Garden on March 4, and the Jazz played Detroit on March 7, a day before the Pistons played the Knicks at MSG.
Gobert played 34 minutes in the game at MSG. Knicks interim coach Mike Miller said the club would listen to its medical professionals before determining the next steps. The Knicks remained in Atlanta after their game against the Hawks. Their immediate travel plans were unclear.
In a released statement, the NBA said the league will "use this hiatus to determine next steps for moving forward in regard to the coronavirus pandemic."
The statement also said that the affected player was not in the arena for the game in Oklahoma City.
The Knicks and Hawks were in the middle of the fourth quarter of their game in Atlanta when the announcement was made. The Nets, meanwhile, were set to play the Warriors without fans in attendance on Thursday before the season was suspended.
According to reports from Oklahoma City, Jazz and Thunder players were quarantined in their locker rooms to be tested for the virus.