All three of those players are valuable role players that are being offered up for an extremely cheap price. But Utah might be the surest bet to complete this transaction, because they’re extra motivated to do this deal.
The other factor is that Utah probably isn’t coming back to haunt Boston. They’re in the Western Conference and any hopes that they would grow into a championship team were just severely dashed by Hayward’s decision. They can do Utah a favor while still getting the guy they really wanted.
Mitchell played two seasons at Louisville before catching scouts’ and coaches’ eyes at the annual draft combine in Chicago in May. He also worked out in Los Angeles with NBA stars Chris Paul and Paul George in Los Angeles this spring, and felt that he kept up fine.
Mitchell said it was those workouts that gave him the confidence to enter the NBA Draft.
“When you have all-stars telling you that you could be really good in this league, I think that’s going to raise your level [of confidence],” Mitchell told Aschburner.
Will he really make Jazz fans forget about Hayward?
That’s admittedly a tall order. Mitchell is still a raw prospect, albeit one with tons of athleticism and loads of potential.
Yet he’s also opening eyes in a way few expected when the Cheap Hockey Jerseys Jazz traded up in the draft to nab him. Zach Guthrie, the Jazz’s summer league coach, told Aschburner that Mitchell has been able to show off more skill than he was able to at Louisville.
“We thought, if the floor opened up for him, his skills and his athleticism Cheap Golden State Warriors Jerseys would really shine, and he’s really showing a lot of things here,” Guthrie said.