There have been earlier reports stating that the relationship between Utah Jazz stars Rudy Gobert and Donovan Mitchell have gone beyond repair. This has led to speculations that these two will no longer be able to coexist on the same team, which might force the Jazz front office to trade away one of them.
In a recent episode of The Athletic's “Tampering” podcast, Jazz team insider Tony Jones expressed his belief that at this point, Utah is not yet ready to pick between Gobert and Mitchell.
“They’re committed to this core,” said Jones. “There’s no indication that they’re at a point where they’re trying to choose between Rudy Gobert or Donovan Mitchell. But at the same time, I mean, the front office knows that there’s an issue and the front office knows that there’s a significant issue.”
It is clear that right now, the Jazz are still focused on trying to repair the beef between their two best players. We have received conflicting reports about this, however, but what is clear is that things are no longer like they were before.
Recently, Gobert himself denied that he had an ongoing feud with Mitchell, but previously, the 6-foot-1 shooting guard declared that Gobert's actions prior to both guys testing positive for the coronaviurs truly pissed him off.
It appears that the Jazz front office have their work cut out for them. The fact that the team are unable to meet face-to-face due to the nationwide quarantine likely adds to the challenges of trying to fix the broken relationship.