The two stars of the Jazz get along terrible. It’s a cry in the NBA and it shows in the games, because there are plays like the one in the video of this news in which Donovan Mitchell does not pass the ball to Rudy Gobert even though he enjoys an advantageous position, in this case, being defended by Klay Thompson.
So far this season, the shooting guard has passed the ball (which was not assisted) to the pvot on only 151 occasions. Having played 78 games, he comes out at an average of less than two passes per game. If among your main players they ignore each other… Despite this, the Jazz march Western Conference sixth with a balance of 46 wins and 32 losses.
In recent times, it seems that the bad relationship of Mitchell and Gobert has become more acute. The team is noticing: he has lost six of the last seven games and in the last two he let leads of more than 20 points slip away.
The shooting guard and the pvot haven’t gotten along for years. They did not have a good feeling before the coronavirus pandemic and it got worse after. Governor. patient zero of the disease in the NBAI joked by touching all the microphones at a press conference before everything blew up. A few hours later he tested positive. And after a few days there was a Jazz locker room outbreak involving Mitchell. Later it was learned that the French pvot spent COVID jokes and he had been very careless in the face of possible contagion.
Their relationship was so bad that, after the bubble in which the 2019-20 season was resolved in Disney Worldit was assumed that the couple would break up. Coexistence was very complicated. But the two of them are still there, wearing the Jazz jersey. Can you imagine that John Stockton and Karl Malone would have gotten along badly?