Donovan Mitchell Reconciles With Rudy Gobert for NBA Restart: Reports

Published 06/12/2020, 3:27 PM EDT

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Utah Jazz was one of the first NBA teams to have its players test positive for the coronavirus. The chain which led to the suspension of the season started with Rudy Gobert contracting the virus. Soon after, his teammate Donovan Mitchell also tested positive and the Jazz ‘drama’ began. The duo experienced severe friction but is now ‘on good terms’ as per reports.

The Jazz big man, Rudy Gobert, received a lot of hate from the fans. Since he was the first player to test positive for the virus, he took the blame for the play suspension. The Basketball fraternity also frowned upon the Jazz center’s reckless behavior in a pre-game conference where he jokingly touched all the mics which led to the cancellation of the game.


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Donovan Mitchell Talks About The Duo’s Relationship

After going into isolation, Mitchell spoke about his relationship with Gobert on Good Morning America. Donovan said: “It took a while for me to kind of cool off. I read what he said, and I heard what he said, so I’m glad he’s doing OK, I’m glad I’m doing well. I’m just really happy, to be honest, Robin [Roberts] … it wasn’t the whole party at the end of the day. Neither he nor I have children at home. I know I have some teammates that have children, have some staff that has children at home. So I’m glad that we were able to contain it as much as possible.

According to Dennis Lindsey, The two stars are ready to put their dispute behind them and focus on moving forward.


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Will The Jazz Return Stronger?

The Jazz were seeded 4th in the Western Conference before the league was suspended, and was a lock for the Playoffs. Mitchell was averaging a team-high 24.2 points and will lead the Jazz as the season resumes on July 31. Rudy Gobert will look to continue his amazing defensive run as he looks to win DPOY for the third time in his career. With the NBA returning soon, The Jazz will look to make another deep playoff run.


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Deepanshu Varshney


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