On JJ Redick’s podcast, Donovan Mitchell was brutally honest about his friendship with Rudy Gobert, a former colleague with the Utah Jazz.
“How would we manage sharing the bubble?” Mitchell was referring to the time that allegations of a contentious relationship with Gobert first surfaced. “To be perfectly honest with you, things between us improved after Covid. After the Covid incident, our friendship grew as a result of the fact that I knew exactly what he was talking about. We improved both on the court and as a team.
Over the previous few years, media reports have stoked allegations of conflict between Rudy Gobert and Donovan Mitchell. But despite the distractions from the outside world, the two persisted in Utah and worked well together.
Mitchell continued, “I think it was blown out of proportion between him and I.
The Jazz traded both Donovan Mitchell and Rudy Gobert this past offseason. Gobert and the Minnesota Timberwolves have joined Karl-Anthony Towns there, while Mitchell was traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Mitchell is eager to join the Cavaliers and has already moved to Cleveland. During the 2022–2023 season, he hopes to serve as the Cavaliers’ coach.
But there’s no denying that the Jazz, led by Donovan Mitchell and Rudy Gobert, had the potential to win a title. Utah fans were disappointed by their postseason failures.
However, Donovan Mitchell became a superstar in Utah and gave his all to make the team successful. Following their offseason transactions, Mitchell and Gobert will each try to succeed with their new teams.
Donovan Mitchell criticises the media for their “overblown dispute” with Rudy Gobert in the article “There’s no bad blood” that initially appeared on ClutchPoints.