Donovan Mitchell, D’Angelo Russell and more

Waves were stirred in the NBA blogosphere this week when a report emerged stating that Rudy Gobert has a him or me attitude towards next season regarding his star teammate Donovan Mitchell and demands that one of them be exchanged.

Now, the source can’t be considered super reliable, as he’s not known as an NBA reporter, but it still made enough noise for Gobert to answer the rumor himself:

Be that as it may, there is no doubt that Gobert or Mitchell could get moving this offseason with how Utah’s season just ended after years of playoff futility.

If Gobert is put on the block, one team that could be interested in the French defensive specialist are the Golden State Warriors, according to ESPN Tim McMahon:

Tim McMahon: “I know Rudy Gobert and Draymond Green have a great relationship… Possibilities for Golden State?” Brian Windhorst: ‘I heard that rumor over there… I guess it would be based on Andrew Wiggins… I don’t know. If the Warriors win the title, I don’t know if they’re looking for a major upset. But the Warriors don’t have that size and they have young players and they have the Wiggins contract. … I don’t think they should be considered a leader, but I think it’s on the board. I certainly heard that.

Nevertheless, we are currently on hold as to the future of Gobert, because Tony Jones reported this week that the Jazz are awaiting their exit interview with Gobert before deciding how to proceed this offseason:

Could it be the offseason when we see Utah choose between Gobert and Mitchell? We will find out soon enough.

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