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Donovan Mitchell: “I said at the end of the season, don’t trade [Rudy Gobert]”

Donovan Mitchell and Rudy Gobert
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Jazz general manager Danny Ainge recently said that the team’s core did not believe in each other and that supposedly was the reason behind the decision to blow up the team, starting with the trades of Rudy Gobert and Donovan Mitchell.

According to Mitchell, that was not the case. Quite the opposite – he says that he told the management to not trade Gobert and try to figure things out.

Via Brian Windhorst of ESPN:

“I don’t think we didn’t believe [in each other],” Mitchell told ESPN on Wednesday on his first day in Cleveland as a Cavalier following a Sept. 1 trade. “I said at the end of the season, don’t trade [Rudy Gobert]. Let’s figure this out, let’s do. And that didn’t happen. For him to say that after six months around the team, I disagree. But you know, at the end of the day, that’s his decision.”

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