Gobert said Sunday in an Instagram Live conversation with Taylor Rooks of Turner Sports that he spoke with Donovan Mitchell "a few days ago" in an effort to repair the relationship between the two players. Gobert's willingness to reach out to Mitchell may at least temporarily defuse the notion that the relationship between the two Jazz co-stars "doesn't appear salvageable," as one source with knowledge of the matter previously labeled the matter in a report published Friday by Shams Charania, Sam Amick and Tony Jones of The Athletic. While Gobert told Rooks that he was ready to turn his focus to teaming up with Mitchell and winning a championship, it's not certain that Mitchell is on the same page with the big man. When he tested positive for the coronavirus shortly after Gobert, Mitchell expressed frustration with the recklessness Gobert exhibited in contacting teammates and the media in the days leading up to the NBA suspending its season. Both players are at least fine from a health standpoint, as the Utah Department of Health fully cleared Gobert, Mitchell and all other Jazz players and personnel of the coronavirus in late March.
According to Shams Charania and Tony Jones of The Athletic, Gobert and Donovan Mitchell remain at odds over Gobert's role in the coronavirus saga. Last month, Gobert became the first player known to test positive for the virus, and he was openly reckless about his contact with other players, as well as the Jazz media in the days leading up to the NBA shutdown. In a video call with Good Morning America on Mar. 16, Mitchell expressed his displeasure with Gobert, and the Jazz are now working to repair the relationship between their two stars. "It doesn't appear salvageable," said one source cited in The Athletic's report, though the organization remains hopeful that, in time, the two will find common ground. Teammate Joe Ingles implied that he believes Gobert and Mitchell will eventually mend their relationship. "I'm confident our team is going to be totally fine," Ingles said. "I heard Donovan's response (on GMA), or whatever it was, to that question, and a part of that is on Donovan and Rudy to sort out if he's frustrated with him or whatever. But I have no doubt when we go back to training, or when our season starts again, our team is going to be what we have been and what we are. ... I'm confident our team will be completely fine. The chemistry will be fine."
Gobert, teammate Donovan Mitchell, and all Jazz players and personnel were fully cleared of coronavirus by the Utah Department of Health on Friday, Chris Mannix of Sports Illustrated reports. Gobert was the first NBA player to test positive for the respiratory virus March 11, with the news prompting the league to immediately suspend operations indefinitely. The status of the league itself has yet to change, but the 27-year-old is now fully recovered and poses no risk of infection to other individuals.
Gobert (illness) announced Sunday that he's "feeling a little better every single day" after testing positive last week for the coronavirus. "I wish I could have taken this thing more seriously," Gobert said. Gobert was the first of three known NBA players to have tested positive for the virus, with the news of his illness prompting the league to suspend its season indefinitely. The All-Star center seems to be progressing well and should make a full recovery from the virus, though it's unknown whether he'll be ready to play once the NBA resumes action.
Gobert tested positive for coronavirus Wednesday, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports. The reasoning behind the postponement for Wednesday's game at Oklahoma City is now perfectly clear, as the teams were pulled off the court shortly before opening tip. Gobert has no official timeline for his return, but a multiweek quarantine period is recommended. The NBA has suspended the season until further notice as a result, per Charania.
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