Report: Donovan Mitchell ‘extremely frustrated’ with Rudy Gobert after positive coronavirus test
Players on the Jazz have privately said Gobert has been careless in the locker room touching other players and their belongings, per ESPN. Gobert was shown on video jokingly touching the microphones of reporters several days ago:
Gobert publicly apologized for his “careless” behavior in the days before his diagnosis, which included touching the digital recorders of reporters who had placed them in front of Gobert after an interview and reportedly making light of the issue inside the locker room. Mitchell is “extremely frustrated” with Gobert, league sources told SI.com. In an Instagram post, Mitchell said of coronavirus “hopefully people can continue to educate themselves and realize that they need to behave responsibly both for their own health and for the well being of those around them.”
How Mitchell responds when play resumes could make or break their relationship, sources familiar with the locker room dynamic told SI.com.
Mitchell and Gobert were the only players on the Jazz to test positive for the coronavirus. They didn’t fly back to Utah with their Jazz teammates on Thursday from Oklahoma City.
No one knows if the 2019-20 NBA season is going to resume. The league is expected to be on hold for at least the next 30 days.