NBA: Gobert, Jazz… Mitchell makes incredible revelations
Posted on September 16, 2022 at 06:35 by Hugo Chirossel
After trading Rudy Gobert a few months ago, Utah also parted ways with Donovan Mitchell recently. The relationship between the two players would not always have been good and that is what would have caused these two departures. During his presentation to the Cleveland Cavaliers, the 26-year-old rear however admitted to having asked his ex-franchise not to exchange the French international.
the Jazz changes everything. After sending Rudy Gobert to Minnesota Timberwolves at the beginning of last July, the franchise of Salt Lake City also separated from Donovan Mitchell more recently. The latter was traded at Clevelandin exchange for Lauri Markkanen, Collin Sexton, Ochair Agbaji and three unprotected first-round picks, plus two swaps. Danny Ainge had also explained the reasons which had pushed him to exchange his two star players.
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“I gave them the benefit of the doubt”
» What I saw during the season was a group of players who didn’t really believe in each other (…) When we arrived in the playoffs, I said to myself that this team had known playoffs disappointing and that she may have been waiting for this moment. I gave them the benefit of the doubt, but the team was not performing, once again “, he had declared. Words about which Donovan Mitchell rebounded, during his presentation to the Riders.
“I said at the end of the season not to trade Rudy Gobert”
» I don’t think we don’t believe in each other “, released the new player of Clevelandreported by USA Basketball. » I said at the end of the season not to trade Rudy Gobert and that we had to try to find a solution. And that didn’t happen. The fact that he can say that after spending six months around the team, I don’t agree. But you know, in the end, it’s his decision. »
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After seeing the French pivot leave, Donovan Mitchell had no illusions about his situation: As soon as Rudy was traded, I quickly realized what was going on. I think it’s been the same for all of us. We understood that we had lived a good period together, and I felt that I too was going to be transferred. Like I said before, I thought I was heading to New York, I’m not going to lie to you. It would have been nice, but when I found out where I had been sent and what to expect, it overshadowed everything.. »