Gobert And Mitchell Relationship; Cooks Trade

Billy Woods | April 12th, 2020

When Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert became the first NBA player to test positive for COVID-19, tensions rose across the sports world, as tournaments were canceled and whole sports seasons were postponed.

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Within minutes of Gobert testing positive, the NBA postponed the season until further notice. Upon learning of Gobert, the rest of the Jazz team were tested, with guard Donovan Mitchell testing positive as well. Since that time, the relationship between the two All-Stars has become “unsalvageable”.

Before Gobert tested positive, he was at a press conference joking about the impending pandemic and making it a point to physically tough everything in the room. Because of Gobert’s level of unseriousness about the situation, Mitchell is now requesting a split between the duo.

Even with Gobert donating money to COVID-19 research, Mitchell is still upset with the center, which could lead to a monumental trade. Mitchell is the star offensive player for the Jazz, while Gobert is the defensive anchor who is an excellent rebounder. The tough decision will need to be made, but either way the franchise has now changed.

In just his seventh season, wide receiver Brandin Cooks is now on his fourth team. Although his hefty contract makes him seem overrated, Cooks has six 1,000-yard receiving seasons on teams that routinely stay in Super Bowl contention.

The Los Angeles Rams were able to trade the former New Orleans Saints and New England Patriots receiver to the Houston Texans for a second-round pick. What’s puzzling about the trade is the unwillingness from the Texans to pay Deandre Hopkins like a top receiver, yet trade for Cooks, who is paid like a top receiver, but isn’t one.

In the Hopkins trade, the Texans traded for David Johnson, who hasn’t rushed for 1,000 yards since 2016 and has proved to be injury prone.

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