RIFT IN JAZZ LOCKER ROOM


oneye

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Or maybe they have behind closed doors and not on social media. That’s the mature way to do something. We have no idea really.
I think it's probably what the Jazz prefer as well. The Knicks have shown us how bad of an idea it is to make all things a press release and public. Whether Rudy is still on the team long term is probably up in the air for several reasons, but it did seem like Donovan had let it go, he just doesn't want to talk about it publicly. Which really at this point. It's between them.
 


homeytennis

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I think it's probably what the Jazz prefer as well. The Knicks have shown us how bad of an idea it is to make all things a press release and public. Whether Rudy is still on the team long term is probably up in the air for several reasons, but it did seem like Donovan had let it go, he just doesn't want to talk about it publicly. Which really at this point. It's between them.
Perhaps he should have done that before tattling to Woj.
 

oneye

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Perhaps he should have done that before tattling to Woj.
Agreed. But at the same time he’s been flawless for 3 years. He was probably in shock, mad, and 23 years old. The way he acts long term will tell us more than what one bad moment did. I’ve seen people’s posts of lunches and Body Armor drinks he donated today on twitter. He’s a good person, I’m happy to have Don here for sure.
 
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oneye

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DM also just did a live podcast with Josh Hart. During it he mentioned Rudy a few more times. He’s obviously went from cooling off to cooled off. They talked about the game where Rudy got fouled with .02 seconds left. Don defended he got fouled there. Don also defended the obvious hack on Brandon Ingram we beat the Pelicans with the game prior and called it a block by Rudy. Idk what Rudy’s reaction to this is going to end up being but it seems likely DM will sit it aside at this point. Obviously they’re going to need to talk some things out. I still don’t know if Rudy ends up being here after this but DM is not avoiding Rudy’s name anymore.
 

Wes Mantooth

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DM also just did a live podcast with Josh Hart. During it he mentioned Rudy a few more times. He’s obviously went from cooling off to cooled off. They talked about the game where Rudy got fouled with .02 seconds left. Don defended he got fouled there. Don also defended the obvious hack on Brandon Ingram we beat the Pelicans with the game prior and called it a block by Rudy. Idk what Rudy’s reaction to this is going to end up being but it seems likely DM will sit it aside at this point. Obviously they’re going to need to talk some things out. I still don’t know if Rudy ends up being here after this but DM is not avoiding Rudy’s name anymore.

What do you mean obviously? Did Donovan say he hasn’t talked to Rudy? I’m asking because I didn’t read every post in this thread.
 

oneye

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What do you mean obviously? Did Donovan say he hasn’t talked to Rudy? I’m asking because I didn’t read every post in this thread.
I don’t know if they’ve talked. By the way he’s acting I wouldn’t be surprised if they have though. He seemed fine during the podcast in regards to Rudy. Doesn’t mean they’re good, but his tone is certainly different than that GMA interview in regards to him.
 

Wes Mantooth

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I don’t know if they’ve talked. By the way he’s acting I wouldn’t be surprised if they have though. He seemed fine during the podcast in regards to Rudy. Doesn’t mean they’re good, but his tone is certainly different than that GMA interview in regards to him.

I asked because you said they obviously need to talk as if they haven’t. We haven’t a clue as to if they have or haven’t. Hopefully they have and this passes and it makes their relationship on and off the court stronger and they mature from this in a way that transfers on the court.

I could totally see that happen.
 

oneye

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So as an update from Tony Jones podcast. Donovan is in fact still upset. I don’t believe they’ve talked still. Jazz are pretty unwilling to trade either at the moment, but the tension is still very much there. Idk man. Like what a ridiculous level of petty at this point. Tony also mentioned the Jazz have tried to step in and have had several conversations with him, but for whatever reason he won’t let it go.
 

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So as an update from Tony Jones podcast. Donovan is in fact still upset. I don’t believe they’ve talked still. Jazz are pretty unwilling to trade either at the moment, but the tension is still very much there. Idk man. Like what a ridiculous level of petty at this point.
Unless Gobert coughed in Donovan's mouth on purpose he's being a child about this.

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oneye

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Unless Gobert coughed in Donovan's mouth on purpose he's being a child about this.

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Also I see you quote tweeted this before I edited it. Tony also said Jazz have tried to step in and have talked with him several times about it, but he can’t let it go. Even if he coughed in his mouth, 3 weeks later Donovan never had ONE symptom and doesn’t know that Rudy’s carelessness didn’t infect himself and Donovan was the one who had it first. It’s wild.
 

oneye

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He did put the likelihood both are still on the team at a 9/10 in 12 months from now but mainly because the Jazz aren’t going to be reactionary over it and will try to work it out. I feel like that could end badly as well. You’ll lose Rudy (I see no reason for him to stay playing with a guy who acted like this towards him) in FA, and then lose Donovan because you didn’t just side with him at some point. Donovan seems stubbornly unwilling to let this go, and I just feel like trying to force it is stupid. You aren’t going to win effectively if they hate each other, and it’s going to end badly at some point. So just end it now if it’s at that point.
 

oneye

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Unless Gobert coughed in Donovan's mouth on purpose he's being a child about this.

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What this really is at this point is Donovan doesn’t want to swallow his pride and admit he over-reacted in the heat of the moment. Or he really just wants Rudy gone and is going to use this as leverage to make it happen because of a lot of built up tension. I’m not entirely sure which it is yet. If one ends up gone it will mean one of them pushed hard to make it happen because by what Tony said the Jazz are pretty unwilling to consider it at all right now.
 

Ironankle

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Maybe Donovan want to be the only Alpha and try to erase Rudy. He maybe wanted his own franchise like lillard and don't want to share anymore with Rudy...

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Maneesh

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So as an update from Tony Jones podcast. Donovan is in fact still upset. I don’t believe they’ve talked still. Jazz are pretty unwilling to trade either at the moment, but the tension is still very much there. Idk man. Like what a ridiculous level of petty at this point. Tony also mentioned the Jazz have tried to step in and have had several conversations with him, but for whatever reason he won’t let it go.

you should of you simple person as me is Donovan use this try leave from Utah and or jazz. He use excuses
 

Wes Mantooth

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This only reinforces my feelings on Donovan (I’ve never liked him) and makes me want to just stop watching the team all together.
 

Shad

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Tony Jones also said the Jazz were going to be very aggressive in the buyout market. Don't believe everything he says
 

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