'This morning a player on the Utah Jazz tested negative for influenza, strep throat and an upper respiratory infection, ' the Jazz said in a statement, not mentioning Gobert's name.
"I have no symptoms which is unique - when people ask me I would say if you were to tell me I could play in a seven-game series tomorrow, I would be ready to lace up", Mitchell told Robin Roberts during an exclusive interview.
Mitchell's father, Donovan Mitchell Sr., who is the director of player relations and community outreach for the New York Mets, was tested for the virus after visiting his son earlier this week. "I know there are countless ways that people have been impacted".
"I will start by thanking all the people who have been supportive and for all the positive energy".
"I feel fine. Things are going well".
As you may already know, I just want to make sure to remind you guys to keep washing your hands frequently with soap and water.
But the positive COVID-19 test result may ruin all those hopes.
As of Saturday, it was reported that the Detroit Pistons' Christian Wood tested positive.
The reigning Defensive Player of the Year became a bigger target of criticism when a video exhibiting how he apparently undervalued the viral disease made the rounds in social media.
He jokingly mocked the NBA's temporary media restrictions, which kept reporters at least six to eight feet away from coaches and players, by intentionally touching all the microphones and recording devices in front of him after his post-shootaround availability Monday.
Green, while not discounting that Gobert should have acted with more precaution, made his point across by claiming that the virus penetrating the National Basketball Association was inevitable and asked the critics to just treat it as a "wake up call".