Is Donovan Mitchell a Rookie of the Year candidate? Are there issues with the Utah Jazz starting lineup? Will Tony Jones ever get the credit he so richly deserves?
We answer that and more in this week’s episode of the Weekly Run, The Tribune’s podcast about the Jazz. A quick breakdown:
At 2:30 • Donovan Mitchell is surging, averaging more than 23 ppg over the last eight games. What’s changed about his game since the start of the season, and can he legitimately be the the NBA’s Rookie of the Year for the first time since Darrell Griffith?
At 9:50 • Since Rudy Gobert came back, it’s been a 1-2 stretch for the Jazz. Is it time to blow up the starting lineup? We discuss possible changes with Derrick Favors and Ricky Rubio as well.
At 19:05 • Alec Burks gets buckets! The guard has had an outburst of scoring since Rodney Hood has been injured. What will it take to get that production consistently? Is it possible?
At 22:05 • The Jazz have a really tough road trip coming up with games at Boston, at Cleveland and at Houston among them. What’s a reasonable expectation for what Utah can do in that stretch?
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