In order to win the Victor Wembanyama competition, the Utah Jazz have set up their strategy. However, Donovan Mitchell and Rudy Gobert would have run it back again if they could have their way.
The new Cleveland Cavaliers guard spoke extensively about arguing their case to Jazz boss Danny Ainge to give their club another chance during a recent appearance on JJ Redick’s podcast The Old Man and the Three.
“Look, let’s not make this big blow-up move,” we told Danny, Donovan Mitchell recalled. “Everyone thought I requested the transfer of Rudy. Let’s run it back, I said. Whatever you want to say, we certainly have our disagreements, but we both see the value in working as a team while playing together and what we could have been able to accomplish at the time.
Although Donovan Mitchell’s desire to keep the club together is admirable, it is difficult to have faith in their prospects as a unit following the humiliating first-round loss at the hands of the initially undermanned Dallas Mavericks.
As Mitchell continued, “I’m thinking take some time off, this hurts, we’ll work it out, maybe add a few things, tweak a few things, but we’re going to be back.”
Currently, the majority of the Jazz core has left for greater opportunities, with Gobert and Mitchell finding themselves as important players on young, up-and-coming playoff contenders. Even if they might have preferred to continue together, splitting up could be the greatest outcome for all parties concerned, particularly if the Jazz manage to secure Wembanyama.
Rudy Gobert and Donovan Mitchell’s appeal to Jazz executive Danny Ainge was ignored, according to ClutchPoints, which originally published the article.