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Jazz Sought Input From Donovan Mitchell On Drafting Grayson Allen

Jun 22, 2018 11:25 AM

The Utah Jazz asked for Donovan Mitchell's input on selecting Grayson Allen.

Dennis Lindsey revealed that Mitchell texted David Morway after the Utah rookie watched him workout at CAA.

"Grayson at 21?" wrote Mitchell to Morway.

Mitchell then relayed the following message to Lindsey.

"He was tough to compete against, but I'd like to compete with him," said Mitchell.

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Tags: Donovan Mitchell, Grayson Allen, Utah Jazz, NBA, NBA NBA Draft, NBA Draft General

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2018 NBA Draft: Full Results

Jun 21, 2018 7:37 PM

The 2018 NBA Draft is underway in Brooklyn.

1. Phoenix Suns: Deandre Ayton 

2. Sacramento Kings: Marvin Bagley

3. Dallas Mavericks (via Atlanta): Luka Doncic

4. Memphis Grizzlies: Jaren Jackson Jr.

5. Atlanta Hawks (via Dallas): Trae Young

6. Orlando Magic: Mohamed Bamba

7. Chicago Bulls: Wendell Carter Jr.

8. Cleveland Cavaliers (from Brooklyn): Collin Sexton

9. New York Knicks: Kevin Knox

10. Phoenix Suns (via Philadelphia): Mikal Bridges

11. Los Angeles Clippers (from Charlotte: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander

12. Charlotte Hornets (from Detroit via Clippers): Miles Bridges 

13. Los Angeles Clippers: Jerome Robinson

14. Denver Nuggets: Michael Porter Jr.

15. Washinton Wizards: Troy Brown

16. Philadelphia 76ers (from Phoenix/Miami): Zhaire Smith

17. Milwaukee Bucks: Donte DiVincenzo

18. San Antonio Spurs: Lonnie Walker

19. Atlanta Hawks (from Minnesota): Kevin Huerter

20. Minnesota Timberwolves (from Oklahoma City): Josh Okogie

21. Utah Jazz: Grayson Allen

22. Chicago Bulls (from New Orleans): Chandler Hutchison

23. Indiana Pacers: Aaron Holiday

24. Portland Trail Blazers: Anfernee Simons

25. Los Angeles Lakers (from Cleveland): Moritz Wagner

26. Philadelphia 76ers: Landry Shamet

27. Boston Celtics: Robert Williams

28. Golden State Warriors: Jacob Evans

29. Brooklyn Nets (from Toronto): Dzanan Musa

30. Atlanta Hawks (from Houston): Omari Spellman

Second Round

31. Phoenix Suns: Elie Okobo

32. Memphis Grizzlies: Jevon Carter

33. Dallas Mavericks: Jalen Brunson

34. Charlotte Hornets: Devonte Graham

35. Orlando Magic: Melvin Frazier

36. New York Knicks: Mitchell Robinson

37. Portland Trail Blazers (via Sacramento): Gary Trent Jr.

38. Detroit Pistons (via Philadelphia): Khyri Thomas

39. Los Angeles Lakers (via Philadelphia): Isaac Bonga

40. Brooklyn Nets: Rodions Kurucs

41. Denver Nuggets (via Orlando): Jarred Vanderbilt

42. Detroit Pistons: Bruce Brown

43. Orlando Magic (via Denver): Justin Jackson

44. Washington Wizards: Issuf Sanon

45. Charlotte Hornets (via Brooklyn): Hamidou Diallo

46. Houston Rockets: De'Anthony Melton

47. Los Angeles Lakers: Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk

48. Minnesota Timberwolves: Keita Bates-Diop

49. San Antonio Spurs: Chimezie Metu

50. Indiana Pacers: Alize Johnson

51. New Orleans Pelicans: Tony Carr

52. Houston Rockets (via Utah): Vince Edwards

53. Oklahoma City Thunder: Devon Hall

54. Philadelphia 76ers (via Dallas): Shake Milton 

55. Charlotte Hornets: Arnoldas Kulboka

56. Dallas Mavericks: Ray Spalding

57. Oklahoma City Thunder: Kevin Hervey

58. Denver Nuggets: Thomas Welsh

59. Phoenix Suns: George King

60. Dallas Mavericks: Kostas Antetokounmpo

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Simmons, Mitchell, Tatum, Kuzma, Markkanen On 2018 NBA All-Rookie Team

May 22, 2018 2:19 PM

Ben Simmons and Donovan Mitchell headline the 2017-18 NBA All-Rookie Teams as unanimous selections.

Jayson Tatum nearly was a unanimous selection as well, earning 99 out of 100 First Team Votes.

Kyle Kuzma and Lauri Markkanen round out the First Team.

2017-18 NBA All-Rookie First Team
Donovan Mitchell
Ben Simmons
Jayson Tatum
Kyle Kuzma
Lauri Markkanen

2017-18 NBA All-Rookie Second Team
Dennis Smith Jr.
Lonzo Ball
John Collins
Bogdan Bogdanovic
Josh Jackson

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RealGM Radio: David Locke

May 11, 2018 4:40 PM

Host Danny Leroux (@DannyLeroux) and David Locke of the Utah Jazz and the Locked on Podcast Network (@Lockedonsports) break down the Western Conference Finals, the Jazz season and much more.

They discuss the schemes and matchups that are key for the Rockets and Warriors plus Utah’s success, building around Donovan Mitchell and much more.

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Donovan Mitchell Exited Game 5 With Left Foot Soreness, X-Rays Negative

May 8, 2018 10:32 PM

Donovan Mitchell left Utah's Game 5 loss to the Rockets in the fourth quarter with left foot soreness.

Mitchell underwent an x-ray which was negative.

Mitchell will undergo further tests when the team returns to Salt Lake City.

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Suns Hire Igor Kokoskov As Head Coach

May 2, 2018 7:10 PM

The Phoenix Suns have hired Igor Kokoskov as their new head coach.

Kokoskov is currently an assistant coach with the Utah Jazz.

Kokoskov is the first European born head coach in the NBA.

“We are thrilled to bring Valley resident Igor Kokoskov back to Arizona as head coach of the Phoenix Suns,” said Ryan McDonough. “Igor has been a pioneer throughout his basketball career and he brings a wealth of high level coaching experience to our club. He was one of the first non-American born assistant coaches at both the NCAA and NBA levels and his most recent head coaching stint includes leading the Slovenian national team to the 2017 EuroBasket title, which was the first European title in the history of the country. Igor’s teams have always had a player development focus, a creative style of play and a track record of success.”

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Ricky Rubio Likely Out 10 Days With Left Hamstring Strain

Apr 29, 2018 12:00 AM

Ricky Rubio could miss 10 days with his left hamstring strain.

Rubio exited in the first half of Utah's Game 6 victory over the Thunder.

There is some hope within the Jazz organization that Rubio's injury could be reevaluated and he could return sooner.

Rubio underwent an MRI on Saturday.

Rubio had dealt with soreness in his left hamstring in early April, causing him to miss a few games late in the season.

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Donovan Mitchell: The Strength Of Our Team Is The Strength Of Our Team

Apr 24, 2018 1:01 PM

Russell Westbrook turned Oklahoma City's first round matchup against the Jazz personal with his comments after Game 3 that Ricky Rubio wouldn't replicate his offensive output.

Westbrook was aggressive on defense and ultimately was limited by foul trouble.

The Jazz attempted to keep their play team-oriented.

"We just stayed within ourselves," Donovan Mitchell said. "We always say the strength of our team is the strength of our team. I said this morning we're not really worried about one individual comment. I think if we get caught up in that it takes us out of our own game, and our play showed tonight that we really just focused on each other and made the right plays when we needed to."

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NBA Playoffs Snapshots (Apr. 18): Cavs/Pacers, Jazz/Thunder, Rockets/Wolves

Apr 19, 2018 10:44 AM

What happened in three snapshots in the NBA Playoffs on Wednesday, April 18.

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Donovan Mitchell's MRI On Left Foot Negative, Will Play Game 2

Apr 16, 2018 10:03 AM

Donovan Mitchell underwent an MRI on his left foot following Utah's Game 1 loss to the Thunder.

Results on Mitchell's MRI were negative and he'll play in Game 2.

Mitchell left Sunday's Game 1 in the fourth quarter to get an X-ray on the foot before returning and playing through some apparent pain.

"I just stubbed my toe," Mitchell said. "Nothing major."

Quin Snyder said all signs point to Mitchell being ready for Game 2 on Wednesday.

"The doctors cleared him, so I put him back in the game, but when I saw him, it looked to me that he was feeling it a little bit and just wanted to make sure, so I took him out and just confirmed it," Snyder said. "And then he went back. Everything that we know right now, he's fine. I'm sure he'll undergo further imaging, and we'll update that tomorrow."

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NBA Playoffs: First Round Efficiency Capsules
The ranking in the three efficiency metrics for all eight playoff matchups.

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Donovan Mitchell, Ben Simmons Named Rookies Of The Month
Donovan Mitchell averaged a rookie-high 22.8 points and added 4.4 rebounds, 4.2 assists and 1.52 steals in 21 games.

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Jazz To Sign David Stockton For Remainder Of Season
David Stockton's second 10-day contract ended on Thursday.

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Thabo Sefolosha Suspended Five Games For Violating NBA's Anti-Drug Program
Thabo Sefolosha's suspension will begin as soon as he is physically ready to play.

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Rudy Gobert Glad Jazz Didn't Try To Tank
Rudy Gobert doesn't believe tanking is a sound strategy.

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David Stockton Signs 10-Day Contract With Jazz
David Stockton was averaging 16.3 points and 5.2 assists per game in the G League.

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Jazz Assign Dante Exum To G League As Part Of Late Stage Rehab
Dante Exum underwent surgery to stabilize the AC joint in his left shoulder in October.

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Ben Simmons, Donovan Mitchell Named Rookies Of The Month
Donovan Mitchell averaged a rookie-high 21.4 points to go with 4.2 rebounds, 3.8 assists and 1.30 steals in 10 games as Utah went 8-2 with him in the lineup.

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Jazz Submit Bid To Host 2022 Or 2023 NBA All-Star Game
Vivint Smart Home Arena recently underwent an extensive series of renovations.

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Video: Donovan Mitchell Wins Slam Dunk Contest With Vince Carter Homage
Donovan Mitchell defeated Larry Nance Jr. to win the 2018 Slam Dunk Contest.

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Jae Crowder Happy To Be Playing In System Again
Jae Crowder had a productive first game with the Jazz.

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Jazz To Sign Naz Mitrou-Long To 10-Day Contract
Ricky Rubio suffered a hip injury on Friday.

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Boris Diaw Receiving Interest From Several Teams
Boris Diaw has an NBA out in his deal with Paris-Levallois.

Tim MacMahon/ESPN

Cavaliers Acquire Rodney Hood, George Hill In Three-Way Trade With Jazz, Kings
Rodney Hood will be a restricted free agent in 2018.

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Nuggets, Jazz Discussing Trade Involving Wilson Chandler, Joe Johnson
Wilson Chandler has a $12.8 million player option for the 18-19 season.

Michael Scotto/The Athletic

Forbes Values Average NBA Franchise At $1.65 Billion
Every NBA team is valued at $1 billion or more for the first time in league history.

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Derrick Favors Remains Available In Trade Talks
The Jazz are unlikely to re-sign Derrick Favors long-term due to the presence of Rudy Gobert.

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Thunder, Bulls, Pistons Interested In Rodney Hood
Rodney Hood will be a restricted free agent this offseason.

Tony Jones/Salt Lake Tribune

Ben Simmons, Donovan Mitchell Named Rookies Of The Month
Ben Simmons tied for the lead among Eastern Conference rookies in scoring (17.1 ppg) and led all first-year NBA players in assists (6.7 apg) in January.

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Joe Johnson Seeking Trade From Jazz
If the Jazz don't find a trade for Joe Johnson, he could become a buyout candidate.

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