Rudy Gobert’s first reaction to Donovan Mitchell’s trade!


While playing the EuroBasket with the France team, Rudy Gobert must have received many messages after the exchange of his former teammate Donovan Mitchell to Cleveland. Very discreet until then, the All-Star pivot finally spoke about this trade event and the reconstruction of the Jazz.

While the eyes of the basketball world are on the Old Continent and EuroBasket, which brings together some of the best players on the planet like Giannis AntetokounmpoLuka Doncic or even the reigning double MVP Nikola Jokic, the NBA has seen fit to recall its existence with the latest XXL trade to date: that of Donovan Mitchell with the Cavaliers.

After a very promising start to his career on an individual level, with several selections for the All-Star Game, but just as disappointing on a collective level, with many questionable eliminations during the first rounds of the playoffs, Spida will have to show that he can take a young team to the top, and in this way establish themselves as a real superstar.

Rudy Gobert happy for Donovan Mitchell!

And among all the big names currently competing in the Euro, one was particularly affected by this exchange: Rudy Gobert, his former teammate. Having left for several weeks with the Timberwolves, the pivot still wanted to react to this news and to the XXL reconstruction of the Jazz, the franchise of its debut. The site’s journalists EuroHoops gathered his words:

Donovan Mitchell has a bright future. He is one of the best young people in his position and he will continue to improve. I think it’s a great opportunity for him, to arrive in a new team, to discover a new system, and to show what he can do. Danny Ainge considered all the options and decided to rebuild. Only time will tell if he was right.

For years, rumors had it that Donovan Mitchell and Rudy Gobert didn’t actually get along, either on or off the field, but there’s obviously no animosity between them. The pivot is happy for his former teammate, who will discover a system in which he will no longer be forced to do everything offensively. He will discover the joys of playing without the ball.

It remains to be seen whether he will be able to adapt to this role and leave the ball to Darius Garland, much more comfortable than him in managing the tempo and in creating for others. It also remains to be seen whether he will match his teammates defensively, since Rudy Gobert will no longer be behind to compensate for his absences.

Rudy Gobert wishes only the best to Donovan Mitchell, whom he will meet with pleasure twice a season. Their teams are very competitive, they will undoubtedly be keen to show themselves that the problem at Jazz came from the other.

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