Due to Rudy Gobert's reckless behavior during the beginning of the coronavirus outbreak, the relationship between him and Mitchell "doesn't appear salvageable," Shams Charania, Sam Amick and Tony Jones of The Athletic report. Days before testing positive for coronavirus, video surfaced of Gobert purposely touching microphones, and he was also reportedly careless about his contact with teammates and their belongings. His behavior has clearly upset Mitchell, and it's not clear if their relationship will ever recover. Mitchell was notably vocal on a video call with Good Morning America in mid-March. While the organization remains hopeful that the pair will eventually come to see eye-to-eye, things aren't promising currently.
Mitchell has been cleared of coronavirus, as have the rest of the Jazz's players and personnel, Chris Mannix of Sports Illustrated reports. The announcement comes 15 days after Mitchell initially tested positive March 12, one day after the postponement of Utah's game against the Thunder. This is a good step for Mitchell, the team and the league, but there are still plenty more hurdles to clear before the NBA resumes play.
Mitchell tested positive for the coronavirus after being evaluated following the postponement of the Jazz's game Wednesday versus the Thunder, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports. The All-Star guard is the second known NBA player to test positive for the virus, joining teammate Rudy Gobert. Shortly after the news of Gobert's positive test broke Wednesday, the league elected to suspend operations indefinitely.
Mitchell's game between Utah and Oklahoma City on Wednesday has been postponed, Marc J. Spears of ESPN.com reports. The NBA has yet to provide an official statement on the postponement, but it's likely connected to the ongoing concerns regarding coronavirus. Both teams were on the court just prior to opening tip before returning to their respective locker rooms. The Jazz are next scheduled to play versus the Pelicans on Friday.
Mitchell posted 11 points (4-16 FG, 3-6 3Pt), three rebounds, three assists and three steals across 34 minutes during Monday's 101-92 loss to the Raptors. Mitchell has struggled shooting the ball lately, especially from two-point range. Across the past six games, he's hitting 38.1 percent of his threes but only 39.2 percent of his overall looks. Monday's effort also marked the second time over this stretch that he's scored just 11 points -- the other time being against the Celtics. In Mitchell's career, the Jazz are 6-6 when he scores 11 or fewer points on 25 percent or worse shooting.
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