When the game is on the line, the ball is in Donovan Mitchell’s hands. Is it time to give the rookie a shot at running the offense at the start of games too?

On this episode of the Weekly Run, the Tribune’s Utah Jazz basketball podcast, we look at the pros and cons of making Mitchell the team’s starting point guard.

Also on this week’s podcast:

At 2:00 — LeBron James takes another L in Salt Lake City. But was this headline too much? And can the Jazz build on their final game of 2017?

At 7:45 — Thabo Sefolosha has separated himself as the Jazz’s best option at the 4 as long as Rudy Gobert is injured.

At 12:50 — Why the Jazz should start Donovan Mitchell and Rodney Hood together. And why they won’t.

At 17:30 — The rookie has had a number of post-game discussions with NBA stars this season. There wasn’t any of that after the Jazz’s win over Cleveland.

At 23:00 — Tony claims to be a “vociferous reader,” and says he got emotional reading for Ekpe Udoh’s book club.

At 25:45 — Anthony Davis vs. Ron Baker; James Harden’s injury; Isaiah Thomas’ return; and our dream dunk contest lineup.

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