This Jazz-Mavericks Sign-And-Trade Flips Jalen Brunson For Rudy Gobert

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It seems that the relationship between Utah Jazz stars Rudy Gobert and Donovan Mitchell is damaged beyond repair after a disappointing 2022 NBA playoff appearance.

Reports are circulating that suggest that Gobert has reached a “me-or-him” point regarding his co-existence with Mitchell. We hate to break it to Gobert, but:

It’s probably going to be him.

After all, Mitchell is the offensive engine of this Jazz team. Nobody could negate Gobert’s importance as the defensive anchor, but in today’s NBA, production trumps prevention.

Furthermore, Mitchell is significantly younger. If he’s content in Salt Lake City, the organization will likely keep him in town.

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Assuming those conditions, we can bank on the Jazz to shop Gobert this summer. He’ll have his suitors. After all, he’s a 3x Defensive Player of the Year. Having Gobert protect the paint virtually assures your team a top 10 defense.

The Mavericks have emerged as a popular destination for his services. Here’s a sign-and-trade deal that would send Gobert to Dallas in exchange for Jalen Brunson.