Brad Rock: How can the Jazz keep Donovan Mitchell in Utah long term? Get him some help

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  • djmose American Fork, UT
    April 29, 2019 10:16 p.m.

    Simply put: get Gobert to work all summers on his offensive game! He is terrible on offense unless he gets a lob pass and can dunk it! Would do wonders for this team and he would become the best center in the NBD instead of just DPOY every year! After five years: why isn't he better offensively? awkward around the basket, dribbling, or getting passes into the paint! No excuse when your making $25 million per year! then we win, get just one more great shooter, and Donavan stays in SLC winning championships! comments please. Why was Fav playing more in couple of last playoff games? Because he was scoring and we needed it!

  • Utahute72 Tooele, UT
    April 27, 2019 11:58 p.m.

    @To Be Honest. Really the Lakers need to change their color to red - for danger. Talk about a train wreck. Even LeBron couldn't save them and now Laker Legends are deserting that mess. Sounds like the Clips will own LA.

  • portlander Arlington, WA
    April 26, 2019 12:01 p.m.

    Maybe (hopefully) Mitchell will do for the Jazz what Dame has done for Portland.

  • md Cache, UT
    April 26, 2019 10:52 a.m.

    Brad Rock.
    You need to know better.
    Mitchell will be a restricted free agent in 2 years. He then will be matched for any offer he gets. The soonest he can get out, realistically, is after year 7 of his career.
    Hopefully, he will have success here, and establish deep roots/ties to the community.
    If he wants a statue, he will stick around.

  • Put-Put Helena, MT
    April 26, 2019 9:56 a.m.

    Give Lindsey a break, all you Jazz naysayers and whiners. Don't forget, Lindsey already drafted/traded for 2 superstars--Gobert and Mitchell. He's done a great job! Like the idea of bringing Horny in to teach shooting and Kareem to teach Rudy the sky hook. Or even someone to teach Rudy to hit an occassional jumper from 10 feet. Donovan DEFINITELY needs some help, a superstar caliber player who can create his own shot and take some scoring pressure off Spider..... Because it's a small market team, the Millers have been reluctant to open up the checkbook in the past to pay a superstar-caliber free agent. I believe Lindsey. There are really good, superstar-caliber players out there who would love to come to Utah to play with Gobert and Mitchell. They're a team on the edge of being in the top 2 or 3 in the NBA west and challenging for a championship. Hopefully, Kemba Walker is one of those players who wants to play for the Jazz. And hopefully, the Millers will open up the checkbook to get him. Just like Horny joining Stockton and Malone, that move would allow the Jazz to play again for an NBA championship.

  • To Be Honest... Salt Lake City, UT
    April 26, 2019 9:47 a.m.

    ...he will be fire in Lakers gold.

  • utahcoyote St. George, UT
    April 26, 2019 9:34 a.m.

    in retrospect, the jazz had a trade that may well have helped the team at the deadline, but chose not to take it. memphis wanted exum included in a conley trade and jazz mgmt said no. its hard to imagine that the jazz wouldn't have been more competitive with conley.

    people bring up hayward, in regards to mitchell, but isn't that really a false narrative. hayward never seemed comfortable in utah, and mitchell clearly is. hayward also had his college coach waving from boston.

    if malcom brogdon or jrue holiday become available this summer, the jazz have to try and make a deal happen. heck, i would even trade jazz and pelican names with them (utah has more pelicans than jazz anywya).

  • USHunter Twin Falls, ID
    April 26, 2019 8:21 a.m.

    I agree with those who have spoken about that the Jazz need to spend the money to get the players that are needed. Could have, would have, should have don't cut it. We are a good team, but not great. Till they swallow hard, and pull out the check book and spend what it takes, this team will never get the talent. Cut your losses on Exum, as he is injury prone and is not going to pan out. Get after and sign Kemba Walker as he can score and create his on shot, and get in someone to elevate the shooting ability of our players. Bring in Kareem Adul Jabbar and have him teach Rudy how to shoot the sky hook, and elevate him to a 20+ point scorer every night. All of these things are doable.

  • Den Den West Jordan, UT
    April 26, 2019 7:08 a.m.

    Seriously? He's gone as soon as he can go. It's Utah's fate.

  • estreetshuffle Window Rock, AZ
    April 26, 2019 6:41 a.m.

    The word "patience" is worn out.

  • 8 in a row! Ogden, UT
    April 25, 2019 8:21 p.m.

    There are at least 100 million reasons per year that Energy Solutions and Vivint can help keep Donovan a Jazz man. Make it happen!

  • niedest , 00
    April 25, 2019 8:19 p.m.

    The jazz have a history and not wanting to put out money to keep players like Mitchell, they move on to other teams. To win a championship, as bad as it is, you have to buy it with getting great players in here. But what it seems that those players dont want to come here. The Jazz are going to have to put out the big bucks or we stay as we are.

  • XxMoRillaxX Clearfield, UT
    April 25, 2019 7:48 p.m.

    Donovan will be a restricted free agent in 2 years

  • Not Much of a Fan Irvine, CA
    April 25, 2019 4:51 p.m.

    Bring back Hornacek for shooting tutorials all summer. Every single Jazz man needs it.