With less than a month to go before the NBA’s trade deadline, the rumor mill is starting to churn. The hottest one in Jazzland? A possible deal for Chicago’s Nikola Mirotic.
On this episode of the Weekly Run, the Tribune’s Jazz basketball podcast, we look at the good and bad of Mirotic’s game, why he would fit in Quin Snyder’s system, and why it may be unwise to deal for the Bulls forward.
Here’s what else we’re discussing:
1:15 — The Jazz broke Stephen A. Smith with their win over the Washington Wizards.
2:30 — Rudy Gobert has started to participate in non-contact drills during practice, and Tony Jones thinks Gobert’s return will help the Jazz brass make roster decisions
At 5:15 — The Nikola Mirotic rumors are swirling. We dive into the pros and cons of trying to get a deal done with the Bulls.
At 17:10 — What is behind Rodney Hood’s phone-swatting frustration?
At 23:55 — A look around the NBA: Markelle Fultz’s jumper; LaMarcus Aldridge’s summertime trade request; Trey Burke’s G-League revival; and the NBA’s decision not to televise the most interesting part of the All-Star game.
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