Jazz Coach Goes On Rant Over Crazy Mitchell & Gobert Stat

It’s been out there all over Utah Jazz Twitter. The Stat. Playing on the much-talked-about relationship (or lack thereof) between Utah star players Donovan Mitchell and Rudy Gobert. 

So Mitchell only averages two passes per game to Gobert. No, not two assists. Just two passes. Jazz head coach Quin Snyder is sick and tired of the narrative around how those two get along, and he went on a wild rant to prove it.

Let’s just not try to drive a wedge between some of these players and especially using numbers. We should be more responsible than that … We’re not playing great all the time. We want to play better. But you don’t get there by trying to say that one player’s not passing to another.

Via the Salt Lake Tribune, Snyder went on further to try to convince anyone listening that Mitchell and Gobert definitely don't have a problem. 

The suggestions that Donovan would look Rudy off when he's deep in the paint... the inference there is that he doesn't pass to him and there's a problem between the two... I haven't seen that. I haven't seen that at all. They sit at the same table when they eat sometimes.

Oh, so there it is. Mitchell and Gobert sometimes eat at the same table. So all must be good between them, right? 

Spida thinks everything's cool, too. “I mean, it’s a wild stat,” said Mitchell. “I don’t know. I mean, we have the No. 1 offense, you know what I mean? So clearly, we’re doing something right as a group, as a team … I’m not going to lie. I see it. I’m on Twitter or whatever, but I don’t think it has an effect on us, the group.”

Just something to keep an eye on if things don't go as planned for the Jazz come playoff time.

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