Joe Ingles not worried about any beef between Rudy Gobert, Donovan Mitchell
Mitchell is reportedly upset at Gobert for how the All-Star big man acted prior to his positive coronavirus test. Players on the Jazz have privately said Gobert had been careless in the locker room, touching other players and their belongings.
The Frenchman was also shown on video jokingly touching the microphones of reporters during a presser:
“I’m confident our team is going to be totally fine,” Joe Ingles told Sam Amick of The Athletic. “I heard Donovan’s response, or whatever it was, to that question, and a part of that is on Donovan and Rudy to sort out if he’s frustrated with him or whatever. But I have no doubt when we go back to training, or when our season starts again, our team is going to be what we have been and what we are.
“I’m confident our team will be completely fine. The chemistry will be fine. Like you said, we’ve been known around the league to be a close bunch of guys and I believe we still are.”
Donovan Mitchell and Rudy Gobert were close teammates before this all went down. The Jazz are hoping time will heal this wound.
The two All-Star teammates were the only players on the Jazz to contract the virus. It’s unknown if Utah’s two best players have spoken since Mitchell’s appearance on Good Morning America.
Before the season got suspended, Mitchell was averaging 24.2 points, 4.4 rebounds and 4.2 assists, while Gobert was putting up 15.1 points and 13.7 rebounds.
Ingles, meanwhile, was putting up a stat line of 9.8 points, 4.0 rebounds and 5.2 assists for the Jazz, who were in fourth place in the Western Conference standings.