Donovan Mitchell Reveals Feelings On Rudy Gobert: "We Didn't See Eye To Eye"

The alleged long-simmering feud between Rudy Gobert and Donovan Mitchell eventually led the Utah Jazz to break it all up, with both All-Stars being traded this past summer. Mitchell is now happily settled on an elite Cleveland Cavaliers team that sits 3rd in the East at 20-11 while he's averaging a career-high 29.5 points. He's revealed his feelings on the relationship in Utah with Gobert.

Honestly, basketball just didn’t work. We live in such a world where it has to be really negative. Basketball just didn’t work. We didn’t see eye to eye. We wanted to both win, but we wanted to do it two different ways. It didn’t work.

In a chat with Marc Spears of Andscape, Mitchell lamented how the duo was under the microscope in Utah, saying "we were getting evaluated on how many times we threw the ball [to each other]. And that’s unfortunate, but it’s the reality of it. And it just didn’t work. I wish it did."

Spida did go on to add, however,  "I don’t hate him, and he doesn’t hate me. I wouldn’t say we’re the best of friends, but we’re not at the point where it’s like, I can’t stand him... I wish him the best. There’s no hatred." 

In addition to his 29.5 points, Mitchell is also averaging 4.6 assists, 3.9 rebounds and 1.4 steals, while shooting 42.4% from long-distance. 

Gobert's Minnesota Timberwolves haven't fared as well, sitting at 15-15 and in 10th spot in the West, with Gobert averaging 14.1 points, an NBA-leading 12.2 rebounds and 1.2 blocked shots.

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