In a perfect world, the Knicks would have been in sunny Miami on Friday, facing the resurgent Heat while playing out their season’s final 16 games.
Instead, it was Day 1 of Knicks players being advised by the NBA to remain stuck in their New York homes following the league’s suspension of the season because of the coronavirus pandemic.
All teams have been ordered not to practice, according to an industry source.
According to the source, the NBA has recommended “quarantine … only for those individuals who exhibit symptoms of the virus and/or have been in a certain level of close or consistent contact with a person infected with COVID-19.”
The recommendation also included that “teams coordinate with their local or state health departments for such circumstances.”
The NBA has deemed those teams that have played the Jazz in the past 10 days as having such “close or consistent contact.”
Two Jazz players are infected — stars Donovan Mitchell and Rudy Gobert, who played 34 minutes each against the Knicks on March 4 at the Garden.
Hopefully you’re all doing well in your own self-isolation!
Enjoy some Warren Zevon-style isolation…