In case you missed it on Wednesday night, the Jazz lost.. again. But, if you really looked very deeply, the Jazz didn’t lose anything at all. Why, you ask? Because they drafted Donovan Mitchell.
With 32 points in Chicago, Jazz rookie Donovan Mitchell moved himself into first place in the rookie scoring race. Mitchell has looked incredible these last few weeks. In fact, during the last six games, Mitchell is averaging 27 points a game on nearly 50 percent shooting and 40 percent from three, along with almost 90 percent from the free-throw line. Despite this incredible recent performance, the Jazz are 2-4 and currently riding a four-game losing streak.
While the Jazz currently ride a four-game losing streak, it may be easy for some to lose hope. But if you have watched the Jazz this season, you know there is one thing-one person- in particular that should cause you to have great reason for hope. The kid’s name is Donovan “Spida-Man” Mitchell, and if he isn’t already, he’s about to become your favorite player while he wrecks havoc on the NBA.
So, in summary:
After missing seven games for a rather mysterious “ankle” injury, Rodney Hood was active for the Jazz Wednesday night. Hood scored 15 points in 25 minutes and gave the Jazz some nice scoring relief off the bench.
His injury was mysterious to say the least, and it took some time for beat writers to clarify what Rodney Hood and team doctors were actually saying about the injury.
So, just talked to Rodney Hood. His injury was Achilles soreness. Which is a lot different from ankle soreness and explains his absence— Tony Jones (@tribjazz) December 13, 2017
I have a clarification about Rodney Hood’s injury. Although he thought it was an Achilles soreness, team doctors have clarified again that it was in fact tendon soreness in his ankle that sidelined him for 7 games.— Eric Woodyard (@E_Woodyard) December 13, 2017
Rodney Hood's injury was OFFICIALLY officially tendon soreness in his ankle.— Tony Jones (@tribjazz) December 13, 2017
Ever talked about who you would pick in a 3-on-3 tournament? Well, some Jazz players picked their squads, and it was some interesting variation to say the least.
Have you signed up for the Jr. NBA 3v3 Tournament?!— Utah Jazz (@utahjazz) December 12, 2017
Games begin at the start of the New Year so hurry quick cause spots are filling up fast!!
And while you're at it, check out your favorite Jazz players Dream 3v3 team!
Sign up here‼️: https://t.co/7A9cBN1QkR pic.twitter.com/GU0Jr3EJn3
I’ll take Donovan Mitchell’s squad of Lebron, MJ, and Russell Westbrook.
The Jazz face some tough personnel decisions in the coming months/off-season, and ESPN looked at questions each franchise faces with certain deadlines sneakily approaching.
What to Watch from Now Until the Trade Deadline: 30 Team Breakdown: From what OKC should do with Paul George to why the Brooklyn pick is still valuable to the Cavaliers. https://t.co/UkUnAVjCur— Bobby Marks (@BobbyMarks42) December 13, 2017
The Utah Jazz announced they are participating in a gaming competition sponsored by the NBA, and released the logo of the squad.
If NBA2K is your jam, you definitely need to check out this opportunity at what seems like a pretty sweet gig.