After reports of Rudy Gobert's worsening relationship with Donovan Mitchell spread through the NBA, rumors have started to swirl around Gobert and his future with the Utah Jazz. As of now, the Jazz are trying to fix the issue between two of their best players. But if they fail, they could be forced to break up the star duo in the 2020 NBA offseason. As the Jazz is currently considered Mitchell's team, Gobert would likely be the one to go this summer.
According to Fansided's Sir Charles In Charge, one of the NBA teams that could express a strong interest in acquiring Gobert from the Jazz is the Boston Celtics. Since losing Al Horford in the 2019 NBA free agency, the Celtics have been active on the trade market, searching for a big man who could fill the hole Horford left on the defensive end of the floor. If they really want to improve their interior defense, there's no better target for the Celtics in the offseason than the back-to-back Defensive Player of the Year, Gobert.
The potential arrival of Gobert in Boston would not only boost the Celtics' performance on the defensive end, but it would also improve their offensive efficiency, which currently ranks No. 7 in the league, scoring 110.1 points per 100 possessions, per ESPN. Gobert would give the Celtics a reliable scoring option under the basket, a monster rebounder, and a shot blocker.
This season, the 27-year-old French big man is averaging 15.1 points, 13.7 rebounds, and 2.0 blocks while shooting 69.8 percent from the field. With Gobert on their side, the Celtics would have a better chance of beating Eastern Conference powerhouse teams with dominant big men like Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks and Joel Embiid of the Philadelphia 76ers in a best-of-seven series.