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Rudy Gobert believes he and Donovan Mitchell are capable of bringing an NBA championship to the Utah Jazz.

Gobert also noted playing alongside Mitchell was one of the reasons he decided to remain with the Jazz long term.

“I want to win, and I feel like leaving this money on the table for the team just to be able to have better talent around me and Donovan was really important.

I want to win, and I believe in this group and I believe in this organization, and I was willing to leave that money on the table for them.

After all the things that happened within our team and all that, I really wanted to go back in the bubble and see how things are going.

After the bubble, I really felt like I could win a championship with Donovan. I think we’ve both grown a lot, and we’re going to keep growing. I’m really excited that we’re going to be able to continue this journey together,” Gobert said about Mitchell, via Tim MacMahon of ESPN.

With Gobert (five-year, $205M) and Mitchell (five-year, $195M) committing to the team long term, the Jazz are expected to be serious playoff contenders this season.