As the team leaves for Orlando some news came out today regarding Donovan Mitchell and Rudy Gobert. It seems like they had drama before the whole corona virus incident when Rudy got Donovan sick because he didn’t take it serious. Back in April, Shams Charania of the athletic said he didn’t think that their relationship would be salvageable after the corona incident.
Gobert Reaches Out
ESPN’s Tim MacMahon said that Rudy reached out to apologize to teammates on Tuesday.
“We told each other what we had to say to each other. We are both on the same page. We both want to win. We both think that we have a great opportunity, and we know that we need each other. We talked about a lot of things, but the main thing was that we are on the same page and the fact that our team needs us. We can win together. That’s the most important thing.”
Mitchell Remains Silent
Mitchell refused to comment on the situation but said that he and Gobert are “good” and “ready to hoop”.
It was also reported that it was unknown who had corona first out of the two but the public took some harsh shots at Gobert, even going as far as saying it was his fault the NBA was canceled. Back in March Mitchell did say in an interview with Good Morning America that it “took a while for me to kind of cool off,” alluding to his frustration with Gobert.
The Jazz have an interesting offseason coming in 2021 when they are both free agents. Mitchell will be restricted and will probably demand a max while Gobert will be a questionable decision. As good as a defender he is, his offense isn’t on the level to make him a dominant center. But first comes Orlando where the Jazz will have their work cut out for them missing Bojan Bogdanovic. The season starts July 30th when they will face off with the New Orleans Pelicans.