Donovan Mitchell and Tony Bradley’s Jazz Debut
Beyond a shadow of a doubt, the best part of draft night for Utah Jazz fans was the trade to move up to the 13th pick and acquire Louisville’s Donovan Mitchell. Since officially joining Utah’s ranks, Mitchell has had nothing but positive things to say about the Jazz organization and seems elated to be on the team.
His potential is certainly sky-high and his first minutes as a Jazzman are bound to be memorable. Fans are already incredibly excited to have Mitchell in the mix and I can just imagine how the crowd, regardless of its size, will erupt at Mitchell’s first silky smooth three or electrifying dunk. He is one of this year’s draft’s most athletic players and getting a first look at that in action is something that no Jazz fan should want to miss.
Meanwhile, the Jazz also traded up to nab Tony Bradley with the 28th pick in the draft, presumably to select him just before the San Antonio Spurs could snatch him up. Given the Spurs’ extremely positive track record in drafting diamonds in the rough, if Bradley was indeed on their radar, then hopefully he becomes a steal for the Jazz.
His upside is apparent and his incredible size and length should make him a formidable Rudy Gobert backup sooner rather than later. Like Mitchell, Bradley has a lot that he can prove and showcase in his Jazz debut and fans should be anxious to see what flashes of brilliance he displays that hopefully will showcase just why the organization was so set on moving up in the draft to acquire him.