In 2017-18, the Utah Jazz debuted a new starting backcourt, with Ricky Rubio and Donovan Mitchell leading the squad. In 2018-19, what’s reasonable to expect?
In this week’s edition of the Weekly Run podcast, Tribune Jazz beat writers Tony Jones and Andy Larsen break down the Jazz’s guard rotation. Where do Dante Exum and Royce O’Neale fit in, and how can they improve next season? Can Donovan Mitchell become a top-5 player in the league, and how can he do it? Can Ricky Rubio keep up his second half performance? And what about Alec Burks and Grayson Allen?
All of that, plus Tony’s thoughts on Tristan Thompson allegedly punching Draymond Green.
Here’s a rundown of this week’s podcast:
At 2:55 • Who is in Salt Lake City working out with Jazz coaches?
At 6:50 • What can Royce O’Neale and Dante Exum bring to the squad, and where must they improve?
At 17:02 • What can Donovan Mitchell due to catapult himself into the league’s truly elite?
At 22:50 • Can the Jazz get the second-half version of Ricky Rubio all season long?
At 30:20 • Is Alec Burks more useful in a world with switching defenses?
At 38:05 • What role will Grayson Allen play?
At 40:40 • What do we feel about Tristan Thompson allegedly punching Draymond Green?
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