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    Full capacity. Who will they play? Will Conley be playing? Will COTY be ready to make the tough decisions he will need to at some point?

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    https://sports.yahoo.com/danny-ainge...130028023.html

    There would be a couple of possibilities if Ainge were to come to Utah. One is that Lindsey moves on to another franchise to run its organization, and Ainge steps into Lindsey’s role. The other is Ainge takes on more of a Jerry West-style consultant role advising new owner Smith and having a voice in the Jazz front office, but not the final say.

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    https://www.deseret.com/2021/6/3/224...phis-grizzlies

    Who hasn’t been hit with a head cold or had our seasonal allergies exacerbated by travel or lack of sleep? That certainly is life, but most of us don’t play professional basketball on the most intense stage in the world. Mitchell did that and he made it look like a cake walk.
    most of us to have our own training staff to get us ready either

    He was the leader on the floor in a closeout game and looked every bit the part. He was unselfish, efficient, poised, calm and smart and took the Jazz to a level they had yet to show through this playoff series.
    why can't he just be a leader? Why does he always have to be the leader on a team who has at least two players better than him?

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    https://www.deseret.com/2021/6/3/224...damian-lillard

    The series against Memphis turned in the Jazz’s favor when Donovan Mitchell returned to the court and what a return it was. Mitchell was an impact player the moment he entered the series, averaging 28.5 points, 7.8 assists and three rebounds per game, while shooting 46% from the field, 41% from behind the arc and 94% at the free-throw line.
    what were those % before game 5?

    If Mitchell continues to play at this high of a level, the Jazz should be considered one of the favorites to win the NBA title and they currently have the second-best odds of any team, behind only the Brooklyn Nets.
    big if and it's not happening with their 2nd best player Conley hurt

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    https://www.slcdunk.com/the-downbeat...ifferent-beast

    After sitting out for over a month with an ankle injury, there was a little bit of speculation as to how Donovan Mitchell would play in his first games back in the NBA Playoffs. After four games of Spida Man Mitchell, there is little doubt, if any, as to what we’re going to see from Donovan Mitchell in this year’s playoffs.
    plenty of doubt. Had one great offensive game and 3 typically inefficient ones against the 9th seed

    As we all know, Mitchell was forced to sit out in game 1 against the Grizzlies, after being a late scratch per the Jazz training staff, causing a bit of a ruckus. Game 1 turned out to be torture for Mitchell, watching the Grizzlies torch his team on their floor while he stood helplessly on the sidelines. Watching Mitchell’s body language on the sidelines in game 1, you could just tell this dude had a different energy in him. Sitting out didn’t stop him from talking smack with Dillon Brooks who there was already history with. Mitchell remained active and animated on the sidelines the entire game, and you could tell it was just killing him not being in there. The smack talk with Brooks turned sour after Brooks dropped 31 points and escaped Vivint Arena with a win, going up 1-0 on the series. A little bit of panic settled in among Jazz Nation that night, but fortunately for them, Donovan Mitchell wasn’t going to let that happen again.
    Panic? They barely lost with Gobert in rare foul trouble. Game 1's are never a good indicator when one team has had a long lay off and the other is coming in hot

    Even on a minutes restriction, he dropped 25 points in 25 minutes and was a critical piece in the Jazz securing game two. His energy and leadership just made the Jazz a completely different team from game one, and with that, they were just too much to handle.
    they won despite his and Clarkson's play

    Games 3 through 5 were different games, but same story for Donovan Mitchell. Scoring with ease, getting to the free-throw line, and bullying Dillon Brooks were much of what Mitchell made constants over a four-game stretch, ultimately beating the Grizzlies 4-1 in a “gentleman’s sweep”.
    why was he so inefficient if he was scoring with such ease?

    Performing like this in the playoff is something that will catch the eye of the national media, and that’s exactly what has happened the last few days. It even has Stephen A. Smith confirming what we all know, Donovan Mitchell is Dwyane Wade 2.0.
    I wish

    After this series, and assuming his trajectory throughout the rest of these playoffs, it’s time we all start referring to Mitchell for what he really is, an NBA superstar. Watching him in last night’s elimination game, it just “donned” on me (pun-intended), that what we are currently watching as Jazz fans is truly incredible. We’ve known for years that Donovan Mitchell is by far the biggest personality both on and off the court that Utah has ever had come through it’s franchise. What he just did in an NBA playoff series, and the way that he did it, is special. He’s just so good, and sometimes it still takes me a little bit by surprise. He has elevated his play once again, and if it keeps going like this, the sky could be the limit.

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    https://kslsports.com/460857/jazz-we...final-mailbag/

    Why Are The Jazz The NBA’s Top Rebounding Team
    Because they have one of the best rebounders in the league. Still have had issues during the year playing small

    Now entering his eighth season in the NBA, Gobert has the fifth-highest career rebounding percentage in league history. Not just this season, but all time. He trails only Andre Drummond, Dennis Rodman, Reggie Evans, and DeAndre Jordan all time.


    Is Time Off Before The Second Round Good?
    for Conley it is. Doubt it's enough time though

    However, the Jazz were also playing without Donovan Mitchell in game one, but pretty easily dismissed Memphis once the fourth-year star returned to the floor.
    or once Gobert stayed on the floor anyway

    Regardless of when the series opens, the Jazz won’t play game three in the series until next Saturday, so Conley could get as many as 10 days off if he misses games one and two of the second round.
    could be down 0-2

    But even last season before the Jazz were eliminated Mitchell said it was a focus going into the bubble to become a better passer.
    more about being a more willing passer

    With his ability to get in the paint, and excellent touch as a passer, there’s no reason his passing won’t continue to improve throughout his career. If Conley does miss games, he could see his assist numbers skyrockets in the second round.
    more likely his shot attempts sky rocket

    Do Clippers Or Mavericks Have Better Coach?
    Carlisle. It's not close

    Rick Carlise might be the best coach in the NBA, so that is probably the short answer to that question. However, Tyron Lue made the wise decision to go small against the Mavericks hoping to neutralize their three-point shooting to open the series and it also worked.
    also beat the Jazz going small since Snyder won't change what he does by going big

    The first coach who can figure this out will have accomplished something significant because truthfully, nobody has stopped Doncic.
    didn't score on Gobert last time they played. Should have success if they keep him on the perimeter

    What is concerning is how well Conley played against the Clippers in the series opener when he scored 33 points while LA focused on their defense on Mitchell. Conley is a terrific release valve for Mitchell, and the Jazz will miss him if he is out for any period of time.
    their 2nd best player.

    Mostly I think it has to do with the amount of time he spends on the floor with Gobert. When Ingles shares the floor with the All-NBA big man, he gets more open threes and easy lanes to the basket.
    strange how that works. Gobert must be ok?

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    https://www.ksl.com/article/50180249...snt-need-to-be

    "It's a story of resiliency. It's a story of overcoming adversity," he said. "I think it should be inspiring for everybody out there that pays attention."
    the same people that think Mitchell carries the Jazz are paying attention?

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    https://www.deseret.com/2021/6/4/225...me-7-on-sunday

    The Jazz likely welcome the Clippers-Mavericks series extending to seven games, not only because of the wear it puts on their opponent but also to allow extra time for Mike Conley (right hamstring) and Donovan Mitchell (right ankle) to rest and recuperate.
    If Mitchell isn't healthy he shouldn't have been playing period. Can't sit Conley sadly

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    https://www.deseret.com/2021/6/5/225...ention-to-team

    This has been building for a long time. In the last 38 years the Jazz have qualified for the playoffs 30 times, but of course they never won a championship, although they appeared in two NBA Finals. They have been a model of efficiency. Even after they lost Stockton and Malone to retirement, and then lost Gordon Hayward to the free-agent thievery and dumped Deron Williams — both considered the future of the team at the time — the Jazz didn’t take long to reload.
    Hayward was the future over their best player?

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    Eric Walden: Quin Snyder, on the Clippers: “Because [Leonard and George are] such great players, there’s some tendency not to talk about other guys on their team — guys like Mann coming in, what Morris did today, Kennard, the defense that Batum played.”
    – via Twitter tribjazz





    Eric Walden: Quin Snyder, on LAC’s versatility: “You’re not going to be able to take everything away, but you have to make adjustments. You usually know more as the series progresses, and you make some assumptions on the front end, and you go from there. … Their depth makes them unique.”
    – via Twitter tribjazz

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    Wish you played D too! Don't need Mike. Mitchell is best player Bojan!

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