Donovan Mitchell Reveals The State of His Relationship With Rudy Gobert

As everyone in the entire NBA universe knows, the collapse of the 2020 NBA season began with Rudy Gobert testing positive for COVID-19. However, internal strife within the Utah Jazz roster was probably the biggest symptom of the big man’s diagnosis.

Before his positive test, Gobert was caught on camera mocking the league’s social distancing rules by touching the microphones during media availability. Days after this incident, Gobert became the first known player in the NBA to test positive for COVID-19.

His immaturity did not stop there, however. It was later reported that he was touching other teammates playfully in the locker room, including Donovan Mitchell, who was eventually diagnosed with the Coronavirus.

 

Consequently, reports began to leak out regarding Mitchell’s fractured and “unsalvageable”  relationship with Gobert. It was completely plausible that Gobert could have given Mitchell the coronavirus, so the star guard was pissed at the big guy, and justifiably so. But it appears now that things between them have softened considerably, as both have been cleared of the coronavirus, and the NBA is set to restart later this month.

For now, it seems that Mitchell and Gobert have put the past behind them, and are looking forward to battle in the NBA playoffs next month.

Prior to the league suspension of play, Mitchell was the Jazz leading scorer, averaging 24.3 points per game, while Gobert led the team in rebounds and blocks at a clip of 13.7 and 2.0 respectively.