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Jazz’s Donovan Mitchell, Rudy Gobert Move Past Coronavirus Scare

Rudy Gobert and Donovan Mitchell appear to be back on good terms.

With increasing optimism surrounding the return of the NBA season, the Utah Jazz caught a break as a relationship, originally reported as being irreparable, seems to be on the mend.

“They’re ready to put this behind them, move forward, act professionally,” Dennis Lindsey on Tuesday. “Look, the COVID-19 night of March [11] was really unprecedented. It brought a microscope to our team, and we get it. With that said, we’re very pleased with the collective makeup of our group, Donovan and Rudy in particular.

“We look forward to moving forward. They’ve said their piece to each other. They’ve both visited at the ownership level, at management level, at the coaches level, at the players level with each other.”

Gobert was the first player in the NBA to test positive for COVID-19 and reportedly acted irresponsibly around his teammates just days prior to the league going on hiatus. Mitchell, who was believed to be very close to Gobert tested positive for the novel coronavirus as well back in March.

The friendship mending is crucial for the organization. Gobert signed a four-year, $102 million extension with the team back in 2016 and will be eligible for the supermax this offseason, while Mitchel is expected to sign a new extension with the team this Summer as well.

Impeccable timing and much-needed positive news for the Jazz.


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