Report: Mitchell and Gobert’s relationship “doesn’t seem recoverable”


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Donovan Mitchell’s frustration with Rudy Gobert has not yet disappeared.

Although the two Utah Jazz players have now been rid of COVID-19, Mitchell would still be embarrassed by the French center’s reckless attitude before their positive test results and is hesitant to correct the relationship, sources told The Athletic’s Shams Charania, Sam Amick and Tony Jones.

“It doesn’t seem recoverable,” a source told The Athletic.

Jazz tried to smooth things out between their two All-Stars. They allegedly told Mitchell that there was no way to decisively identify who had transmitted the coronavirus to the other or whether another factor was involved.

In a remote appearance on “Good Morning America” ​​in April, Mitchell, who was already in quarantine after his own positive test for COVID-19, said he was aware that Gobert had apologized for his reckless behavior.

Although his tone towards Gobert seemed more lenient, he did not address their relationship further.

“It took me a while to cool off,” he said. “I read what he said and heard what he said. I’m glad he’s okay, and I’m happy to do well. “

Mitchell declined an interview with The Athletic.

Forward Joe Ingles, who has played with Gobert and Mitchell on Jazz since the latter joined the league in 2017, believes Mitchell will eventually forgive Gobert.

“I am confident that our team will be perfectly fine,” said Ingles. “I heard Donovan’s answer, or whatever, to that question, and part of it is on Donovan and Rudy to determine if he is frustrated with him or anything.

“But I have no doubt when we resume training, or when our season starts again, our team will be what we have been and what we are. … I am confident that our team will be perfectly fine. The chemistry will be fine. ”


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