‘How ‘Bout This Jazz’ podcast: Giving out our All-Star break NBA and Utah Jazz season awards

Who will take home the ‘Most Valuable Jazz Player’ award: Donovan Mitchell or Rudy Gobert?

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell (45) is introduced before the start of the game alongside Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert (27) before their game against the Sacramento Kings, NBA basketball in Salt Lake City on Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021.

The second halfs of the 2021-22 NBA regular season began on Thursday.

To celebrate going into the final stretch of the regular season, we feel it’s time to give out some awards — both league-wide and Utah Jazz centric — as well as grade some players and teams.

On the latest episode of The Tribune’s “How ‘Bout This Jazz” podcast, host/moderator Xoel Cardenas and Tribune Jazz beat reporter Eric Walden give out the HBTJ “Two-thirds of the way 2021-22 NBA and Utah Jazz season” awards.

Some of the categories include: “Who is the NBA Rookie of the Year?,” “Bigger disappointment: Lakers or Nets?,” “Most Valuable Jazz Player this season: Donovan Mitchell or Rudy Gobert?,” and “What grade do we give the Jazz for the season thus far?”

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