Donovan Mitchell Denies Danny Ainge's Claim That Jazz Didn't 'Believe in Each Other'

Donovan Mitchell disagreed with Danny Ainge's assessment of that Utah Jazz didn't believe in each other last season.

"I don't think we didn't believe [in each other]," Mitchell told ESPN's Brian Windhorst. "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."

Utah traded Rudy Gobert to the Minnesota Timberwolves earlier this offseason before sending Mitchell to the Cleveland Cavaliers.

 Ainge, who took over as the team's CEO last December, provided a brutal assessment of the squad as previously assembled.

"What I saw during the season was a group of players that really didn't believe in each other," Ainge told reporters Monday.

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