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According to Brian Windhorst Donovan Mitchell and Rudy Gobert "have been at each other's throats"

Rudy Gobert and Donovan Mitchell

According to Brian Windhorst, the relationship between Gobert and Mitchell is tarnished to the point of no return

The Utah Jazz has been struggling lately, and apparently, Rudy Gobert and Donovan Mitchell have become more distant as teammates to the point where they can no longer stand each other.

They have been goin at each other's troats

After another great start to the season, the Utah Jazz has accumulated several consecutive losses and hasn't had much luck with injuries and players being out of the rotation. The team is missing several key players with Rudy Gobert and Donovan Mitchell both being out of the starting lineups due to injuries.

The relationship between the two All-Stars was never great, even though they seemed to have really good chemistry and understanding of each other on the court. According to Brian Windhorst, the relationship between Gobert and Mitchell is tarnished to the point of no return. In his recent podcast with ESPN's Tim MacMahon and Tim Bontemps, he shares they've recently been at each other's troats.

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"Gobert and Mitchell have been at each other's…I don't know if I can say at each other's throats," Windhorst said It's back to being passively aggressively awkward," MacMahon added.
"It's the most underplayed story in the league, I think," Windhorst said. "The Jazz are struggling a lot. This team had big expectations and they're getting passed by frankly. They are not on the level they were a year ago. Donovan and Gobert, even though they're both under long-term contract, are under each other's skin. There's all kinds of subtweeting and passive aggressive stuff going on."

The Jazz management needs to make a decision

Gobert and Mitchell have been the main cornerstones of the Utah Jazz squad, a legitimate playoff team for the past several seasons. The Jazz was hoping to make an additional push into the playoffs this season, but with the recent turmoils within the organization, who knows what might happen. When a franchise is in a situation where two best players don't like each other, what usually happens is that they let one go and try to make the best out of the situation and get the most assets for him possible.

Whether that will happen with the Utah Jazz remains to be seen, but the problems between Gobert and Mitchell are not something new, and there were previous reports about their problematic relationship. The Utah Jazz has not been actively shopping for the trade deadline, but that might happen because they have to decide how they want to approach the remaining of this season and try and make an additional push to solidify their roster going into the playoffs. Usually, success in the playoffs can bring players and teams together, but whether that will work with Gobert and Mitchell is still uncertain. Hopefully, the Jazz management has a plan to settle down this potentially problematic situation for the franchise.

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