Utah Jazz star Donovan Mitchell's defense could be best way to make Team USA roster for 2019 FIBA World Cup

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  • CJ Miles Dallas, TX
    June 12, 2019 8:08 a.m.

    I was unaware that Donovan was known for his defense. That's not a knock on him as much as he has had 2 years in the NBA and not learned all the little tricks of the trade. He has the potential to be a lock down defender with his athletic ability but he is not close to being there right now.

    I will give him some benefit of the doubt due to having to carry the Jazz on offense. I would not play defense as hard knowing that I have to do all the work on offense. So maybe in a setting where offense won't be an issue for the USA team, he can focus on just defense.

  • mdp Bountiful, UT
    June 12, 2019 7:15 a.m.

    defense? What defense?