Listen: Donovan Mitchell, Utah, Donovan discussed on Open Floor
"I mean, look if we're trying to you need, Katie or AD, it's like, yeah. Can you picture Anthony Davis in Salt Lake City? I mean, come on. No, I can't I think the the most encouraging development though, for Utah people is Donovan Mitchell over the past few weeks has sort of come back to life and looks like the guy people expected them to be this year. And that's a big wig. He I think he's probably going to be streaky all year long. But at least they know he still has this in him and could potentially be the number one guy. And if he turns into that they're going to be in the middle of the west, regardless. Yeah. I mean to me this is a team that's a chance to make. It to the second round of the west playoffs. They're playing really good. This is going to get better for them. And the schedule is about to get a lot worse for both the clippers and the Lakers. And I believe the thunder to those you're gonna see a lot of movement in these west standings, even in the top eight here over the next month. Just as the schedule stuff works at self out. So I'm not convinced that they need to make a move this season. But I'm also not of the mindset of this Email or who's like how do we become a contender because I'm still not sure that I see that. I don't know if I'm. A little bit lower on Mitchell or maybe a little bit more hesitant about. How good can go Baer B E L Knight tonight in the postseason. But I think you've got a really nice team there, you should be happy with it. It's not as ugly and shop as it was early in the season. They're very fun to root for there. Really fun to watch last night. I mean. I heard the jazz radio guys were saying it might have been their best game of the year. So that's tough because you don't want to judge everything based off that. But it's tricky because a good jazz game they like smother teams and make other offenses miserable. And then everybody starts hitting shots and they beat teased by twenty five or thirty year. Like, wow, this team is incredible. And then catch the jazz on the wrong night. And they're like struggling to break seventy points. Donna Mitchell is like eight for twenty seven and psycho. I don't know. I don't know about the next four or five years in Utah. And so it is kind of bounce around half. The reason I included this Email is because you've been taking little cheap shots at Donovan Mitchell for the last three months as a way to dig at me. And I just want some recognition that Mitchell is beginning to look. Okay. Well, let me be clear dry was making cheap shots at your expense. Not Donovan's expense. There's no doubt. He's kind of like come back into the full. He looked very cough. And he looked exactly like you would expect a player who's going to be sort of the face of that franchise and leading score for Utah. You're over the next ten years. Yeah. What we expect to sort of at the beginning of the season. And I think not only should we give him credit for his recent resurgence. But also Rudy Gobert in the middle. You look at their defense. Rated their pressure back back to number one. I think go bare in terms of the defence a real plus minus he's right there near the top with everybody when I'm looking at defensive player of the year field. You know, Paul George is definitely a strong candidate. If I'm looking around for other candidates. I mean, I think go bears going to be right there by the end of the season as well. And I'm not even sure who else should be in that conversation. So if we're playing a little catch up here on this national level of like, okay? Who should we be giving credit to after maybe bumpy starts? I think both those guys Mitchell. Gold bear deserve it. Yeah. It's it's a good point Mitchell. It's been it's been cool to watch him kinda stabilize here. A couple of sophomore slump. Irs are beginning to come out of it. And. Ben Simmons had some nice games. Jason tatum.."