The Phoenix Suns make statement on COVID-19

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Amid the COVID-19 virus epidemic, the NBA has suspended all games. The Phoenix Suns have made a statement on this unprecedented situation.

The Phoenix Suns have officially made a statement on COVID-19 (commonly referred to as coronavirus) and the NBA’s decision to suspend games indefinitely shortly after the news Rudy Gobert tested positive.

It reads:

"Last night, the NBA and the NBA G League suspended game play for both leagues until further notice after a player on the Utah Jazz preliminarily tested positive for COVID-19.We are working closely with the NBA on the next steps and will provide updates to Suns fans, partners, PayPal SixthMan season ticket members and all stakeholders affected by the postponement as soon as it becomes available. We will also provide updates on concerts and shows scheduled at Talking Stick Resort Arena as information becomes available.This is an unprecedented and fluid situation, so we ask for everyone’s patience and understanding as we sort through this process."

This statement came out before the news today that Gobert’s Utah Jazz teammate, Donovan Mitchell, has also tested positive for the virus.

It was good the Phoenix Sun addressed this unprecedented situation, even if there wasn’t much substance to it.

The truth is, everyone is looking for answers to this, but with news, decisions, and actions happening so quickly, it is difficult to keep up and stay accurate.

This fluidity makes it difficult to decipher between facts and speculation. As of right now, it is unknown for sure whether these suspended games will be cancelled altogether or moved into the summer.

If they were to bump games into the summer, that creates even more questions, especially for the Phoenix Suns who are planning a major renovation to Talking Stick Resort Arena during that time.

It is good of the Suns to refund ticket holders. It won’t make up the difference, but it might help alleviate some of the financial burden placed on increased ticket prices next year.

Until the NBA releases more info, it is best not to go down that speculation rabbit hole. Instead, the Valley of the Suns will keep pumping out Suns content for your reading pleasure.

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Be safe and sanitary out there.

For more information about COVID-19, visit the CDC’s website or the website for your state’s Department of Health.