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Jazz's Top-3 Moments of the Rudy Gobert/Donovan Mitchell Era

These moments were priceless to Utah Jazz fans.

In a draft night trade, Donovan Mitchell was dealt to the Utah Jazz in 2017. That same summer, Gordon Hayward defected from the Jazz in free agency, leaving the team and franchise in limbo as they looked to build around Rudy Gobert. 

The Jazz were high on Mitchell, but no one expected the 13th pick in the draft would have such a high impact and that quickly. In Gobert and Mitchell's five years together, the Jazz became one of the strongest and most consistent teams.

We all know the duo had their issues, both on and off the court, that ultimately led to their downfall. Regardless of these deficiencies as teammates, Gobert and Mitchell did lead the franchise to some great moments over five years. 

As the Jazz look forward to a new future without them, let’s revisit some of the highlights from the duo's era. In no particular order, here are the top 3 Gobert/Mitchell moments.

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Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell (45) guards Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) during the final moments of the fourth quarter at Vivint Smart Home Arena. Oklahoma City Thunder won 107-106.
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Unfortunately, the duo would never be able to capitalize on their great individual success and could never combine their talent for postseason triumph. This ended with Gobert and Mitchell being traded, and a once-promising duo concluded their run together in Salt Lake City. 

The franchise looks forward to a new era of Jazz basketball as it builds a new slate of memories that hopefully will culminate with a long-awaited championship. Until then, Jazz fans can look back on the great runs that Mitchell and Gobert gave them. 


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