Mitchell on Good Terms with Gobert, Ready to Play in Bubble City
Rudy Gobert was the first player in the NBA to contract COVID-19.
Shortly after, Donovan Mitchell tested positive for the virus which immediately created a strain in the relationship of the Utah Jazz star duo. Mitchell and Gobert allegedly did not speak for an entire month following Mitchell’s positive test, but since then, the two have been making strides to fix their relationship.
“Right now we’re good. We’re going out there ready to hoop. And I think the biggest thing that kind of sucked was that it took away from the guys on the team, took away from what the guys on the team were trying to do and I really wish that as going forward,” said Mitchell.
Mitchell added that he was able to use the time during the league’s hiatus to both re-evaluate and focus on himself.
“I’ve been going nonstop, really, so now I think this time off has allowed me really just to sit back and just watch. I’m asking questions from guys around the league how they’ve handled different things and I think it’s been a time for me to really just find myself in a way that I’ve never really found because I’ve been on the move for so long.”
The Jazz will be one of the 22 teams heading to the bubble for the NBA’s return, but they will be doing it without Bojan Bogdanovic who will miss the remainder of the season after undergoing surgery on his wrist.