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‘How ‘Bout This Jazz’ podcast: Why Donovan Mitchell’s efficiency has taken flight to keep Utah Jazz on beat

Plus, how has Rudy Gay fared with the Jazz now that he’s had a month of on-court action

(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune) Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell (45) dunks as the Utah Jazz host the Boston Celtics, NBA basketball in Salt Lake City on Friday, Dec. 3, 2021.

The Utah Jazz so often follow the beat of their All-Star guard Donovan Mitchell.

When he’s on and efficient, the rest of the team seems to flow smoothly. When “Spida” is off and inefficient ... And if you’ve been a regular listener to the podcast, you know we’ve talked about Mitchell’s inefficiency.

But lately, Donovan has been on a tear, and the Jazz have been playing winning music.

In the latest episode of The Tribune’s “How ‘Bout This Jazz” podcast host/moderator Xoel Cardenas and Tribune Jazz beat reporter Andy Larsen discuss what has led to Donovan Mitchell’s efficiency revival. Is it better shot selection, more patience, or just the fact his dedication to studying film is showing dividends?

Plus, the guys give their assessment of Rudy Gay’s overall play with the Jazz now that he’s been playing with the team for a month.

Lastly, inspired by Andy’s quick turnaround to get to Portland to watch Real Salt Lake’s playoff game among a loud and prideful Timbers fanbase, Xoel and Andy give you their picks on the most amazing fan atmospheres they’ve experienced in any sporting event. The guys also pick the best fan atmospheres in the NBA (other than Utah’s great fans, of course).

Click below to listen now! You can also find the podcast on every major podcast platform.

Find the HBTJ podcast at sltrib.com/podcasts/bout_jazz/

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