The Defensive Player of the Year race remains fairly unsettled.Marcus Smart on Gobert: ‘Rudy can’t guard all five spots. I can guard all five spots’ — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports
Luka Doncic and Rudy Gobert got into it during the Mavericks’ win over the Jazz last night.Rudy Gobert takes umbrage with comments from Mavericks reserves — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports
Rudy Gobert once described his dynamic with Jazz teammate Donovan Mitchell as, “I’m the a–hole.”How high are tensions between Jazz stars Rudy Gobert and Donovan Mitchell? — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports
The Grizzlies kept hanging around against the Jazz.Jaren Jackson Jr. wins jump ball over Rudy Gobert, hits game-winning 3-pointer — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports
Yes, the same super-max extension worth more than $228 million that Giannis Antetokounmpo just signed.Report: Jazz offered Rudy Gobert standard max extension, but he wants super-max — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports
Sign In The Boston Celtics need a rim protector. So, how about adding arguably the NBA’s best? That’s the scenario making the rounds on the world wide web Thursday after Twitter user @LegionHoopsRoss, a self-proclaimed “NBA insider,” reported, citing a source, that Boston is weighing the idea of trading for Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert.…Rudy Gobert To Celtics? NBA Trade Rumor Sparks Debate On Potential Deal — NESN.com
It’s been 3 1/2 months since the NBA suspended its 2019-29 season after Rudy Gobert tested positive for COVID-19. But the Utah Jazz star says he’s still feeling the effects of the virus. During a recent interview with French outlet L’Equipe, Gobert said he’s regained his sense of taste, but his sense of smell hasn’t…Rudy Gobert Hasn’t Fully Regained Sense Of Smell Since Getting COVID-19 — NESN.com
It’s been 3 1/2 months since the NBA suspended its 2019-29 season after Rudy Gobert tested positive for COVID-19. But the Utah Jazz star says he’s still feeling the effects of the virus.
During a recent interview with French outlet L’Equipe, Gobert said he’s regained his sense of taste, but his sense of smell hasn’t completely returned. Loss of taste and smell, of course, are two key signs of the coronavirus. “The taste has returned, but the smell is still not 100 percent. I can smell the smells, but not from afar,” he said, according to NBC Sports via Google Translate. “I spoke to specialists who told me that it could take up to a year.” Yikes. Gobert and Jazz teammate Donovan Mitchell were the first two NBA players to test positive for the coronavirus March 11.
The two were medically cleared March 27, though Gobert’s carelessness surrounding the virus put a major strain on the pair’s relationship.
Thumbnail photo via Jeffrey Swinger/USA TODAY Sports Images
Things between Donovan Mitchell and Rudy Gobert apparently have been a bit strained the last two months, to say the least. The two Jazz teammates tested positive for the coronavirus ahead of Utah’s matchup with the Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena on March 11, prompting the NBA to indefinitely suspend the 2019-20 season.…Rudy Gobert, Donovan Mitchell Ready To ‘Move Forward’ After Coronavirus Incident — NESN.com
Things between Donovan Mitchell and Rudy Gobert apparently have been a bit strained the last two months, to say the least. The two Jazz teammates tested positive for the coronavirus ahead of Utah’s matchup with the Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena on March 11, prompting the NBA to indefinitely suspend the 2019-20 season. Gobert took plenty of heat after acting carelessly about the virus in the days leading up to his diagnosis, from comments downplaying its severity to playfully touching reporters’ microphones to make a point.
Donovan reportedly was initially “reluctant” to mend fences with Gobert after the two tested positive for the coronavirus, but things appear to have changed.
Jazz general manager Dennis Lindsey says the two “know they need each other to accomplish the goals that we want to accomplish, to be the last team standing in the NBA.”
“I think they both have spoken to this. They’re ready to put this behind them and move forward, act professionally,” Lindsey said Tuesday during a Zoom conference call, per the Salt Lake Tribune’s Andy Larsen. “The night of March (11) was really unprecedented and brought a microscope to our team, and we get it.”
“… 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 coaching level, the players level. They’re fulling participating in our Zoom workouts.”
Utah Jazz star Rudy Gobert’s positive test for COVID-19 was the first domino to fall, suspending the NBA season and inspiring every other league to do the same back on March 11. Since then, Gobert has donated money to outbreak relief causes and also apologized profusely. Especially since he did not take concerns seriously, to…Kendrick Perkins Says Rudy Gobert Is ‘Like A Savior’ After COVID-19 — NESN.com
Rudy Gobert was the first NBA player to test positive for COVID-19 before the league suspended the season March 11. Donovan Mitchell was the second. And, as you might have expected, things between the Utah Jazz teammates are a bit strained. Rumors suggest Mitchell is “reluctant” to mend fences with Gobert after Gobert’s stunts before…Rudy Gobert Confirms Things Between Him, Donovan Mitchell Were Strained — NESN.com
Rumors suggest Mitchell is “reluctant” to mend fences with Gobert after Gobert’s stunts before testing positive for the coronavirus, though it did not appear “salvageable.” Gobert had joked around about the severity of the virus prior to testing positive. On Sunday, Gobert opened up to Bleacher Report’s Talyor Rooks about his relationship with his All-Star teammate. “It’s true that we didn’t speak for a while after (testing positive), but we did speak a few days ago,” Gobert told Rooks on Instagram Live on Sunday. “And you know, like I said, we’re both ready to go out there and try to win a championship for this team. You know, it’s all about being a professional. Everyone’s got different relationships. It’s never perfect. People that are married, it’s never perfect. So, you know, (things between) me and my teammate, it’s far from perfect. But at the end of the day, we both want the same thing, and it’s winning. We’re both grown men and going to do what it takes to win.”
Donovan Mitchell has overcome COVID-19, the bout with the virus might prove to have a lasting impact on the Jazz guard. Saturday will mark one month since the NBA officially put the 2019-20 NBA season on pause. The decision came after it was revealed Utah big man Rudy Gobert tested positive for COVID-19. Days prior…NBA Rumors: Donovan Mitchell ‘Reluctant’ To Mend Fences With Rudy Gobert — NESN.com
Donovan Mitchell has overcome COVID-19, the bout with the virus might prove to have a lasting impact on the Jazz guard. Saturday will mark one month since the NBA officially put the 2019-20 NBA season on pause.
The decision came after it was revealed Utah big man Rudy Gobert tested positive for COVID-19. Days prior to the positive test, Gobert seemingly mocked the severity of the virus by touching all the microphones at a media availability and he reportedly was careless in the locker room as well. Mitchell turned in a positive COVID-19 test one day after his All-Star teammate. But despite both players being cleared of the virus for weeks now, their relationship reportedly remains fractured, per a report from The Athletic.
“The Jazz have already begun working on the Mitchell-Gobert relationship, but sources say Mitchell remains reluctant to fix what might have been broken,” the report reads. The Athletic also was told by a source that the Mitchell-Gobert relationship “doesn’t appear salvageable.”
It will be difficult for all players and teams across the league to pick up where they left off whenever the NBA deems it is safe enough to resume play. But judging from The Athletic’s report, it sounds like it will be particularly challenging for the Jazz, who held the fourth seed in the Western Conference prior to the pause.
Read more at: https://nesn.com/2020/04/nba-rumors-donovan-mitchell-reluctant-to-mend-fences-with-rudy-gobert/