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    https://www.slcdunk.com/2021/9/27/22...novan-mitchell

    Donovan Mitchellís frustration from the late pull before Game 1 against the Memphis Grizzlies was highly publicised and itís now clear who he struggled with. The Jazz have made it a big point to do right by their young star guard. Bringing on Eric Paschal was one of the most recent moves. Now, by parting ways with Mike Elliot, itís another clear sign the Jazz are trying to let Mitchell know they are on his side. Itís a good move by the Jazz.
    bad move when players are dictating things. Why have doctors if they aren't allowed to do their jobs? Obviously the doctor was right in this case

    Itís important to note that this comes from Justin Zanik. Does Quin Snyder feel the same way? The issue last season was the relationship between Dennis Lindsey and Quin Snyder and how toxic it became. Is the relationship between Zanik and Snyder better? Weíll find out. If Zanik and Snyder arenít on the same page either, this season could go sideways.
    exactly. None of it matters if COTY thinks otherwise

    Snyder mentioned a 9-man rotation this season. Will there be frustration if during the season we donít see Butler getting minutes?
    if he shows he deserves them sure. Until then there's the Gleague

    Zanik is right to be excited about Butlerís potential, heís got a chance to be a really nice complementary piece to Donovan Mitchell and Mike Conley. If Snyder has him glued to the bench and has games where the starters are playing late in the 4th quarter of blowouts, itís going to be frustrating.
    be frustrating if he's at the end of the bench instead of with the Stars

    The Jazz are going to be a very good team this year and weíll see if the changes they made can be the difference this year. Itís true that the Jazz have a window this year, possibly the best window theyíve ever had. If they donít take advantage, itís not clear if they will ever have this good of a chance again.
    last year was probably their best chance. They matched up well with the Bucks. Too bad about COTY

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    https://thejnotes.com/2021/09/28/uta...ays-media-day/

    Butler is certainly in a position to fill a rotational need for Head Coach Quin Snyder, if the young guard is up for the task.
    what need it that? 10th man?

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    https://thejnotes.com/2021/09/27/uta...aining-camp/2/

    The Jazz will just be hoping that Conley Jr.ís body can do the same. If it can, thereís no ceiling on this teamís potential. Otherwise, advancement into the Western Conference Finals is very likely to be a height too lofty to reach.
    his health is huge

    If thatís not an option, could he find more assists per game for the Utah Jazz? He averaged a solid 5.1 per game over the 2020-21 season, but it does feel as if Mitchell has room to develop his playmaking vision and boost that number up by a digit or two. As exciting as growth in this, or any other area, would be for the Utah Jazz and their fans, itís on the defensive side of the ball where Mitchell could use the most improvement.
    be nice

    Last season, his Defensive Box Plus/Minus (DBPM) was -0.6, and his Defensive Rating was 110. Neither of those marks are necessarily cause for embarrassment, but they arenít figures to be proud of either. At 6í1, Mitchell may struggle to guard taller guards, but he does have a stout 215-pound frame to go with elite burst, quick twitch instincts and superb lateral quickness.
    you forgot the length to guard anyone

    This offseason, the Utah Jazz acquired two highly comparable players in Rudy Gay and Eric Paschall. The acquisitions were largely seen as a response to the lack of positional versatility that was on full display in the Western Conference semi-finals against the Los Angeles Clippers. Both men project as solid solutions to that dilemma, able to backup the 4 position or suit up for small-ball 5 duties. The only question is which of these 2 similar players will Head Coach Quin Snyder prioritize?
    only question does COTY have a clue? He had versatility last year. Chose not to use it

    Whiteside, itís been said, is not afraid to pursue basic counting stats. However, both Defensive Rating and VORP favored Azubuike last season. He posted numbers of 106 and 0.0 in each category last season, compared to 111 and -0.1 for Whiteside last season.
    0 quality minutes for Udoka

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    Noah Levick: From Doc Rivers: -Still expects Ben Simmons to be here at some point -More players should feel free to push ball up court without him -Second unit enjoyed playing with Niang, his shooting
    Ė via Twitter NoahLevick

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    The Utah Jazz have signed forwards Marques Bolden and Malik Fitts. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not released.

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    not sure why you wouldn't sign them before practice starts?

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    Ben Anderson: Miye Oni said his mom told him he couldnít declare for the NBA draft early unless he promised to graduate within five years. Said he has four classes left to finish his political science degree. Worked on it, along with his new rap album a lot over the summer.

    Ė via Twitter BensHoops

    so not even a Yale graduate

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    Based on his Gleague numbers looks like Bolden rebounds and blocks shots. Back up Udoka and maybe play with him some?

    Looks like Fitts is a stretch 4 who sho0t decent in Gleague last year. Might start for Stars?

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    Stars starting to come together maybe. Can sign some more guys to exhibit 10's still I think

    Udoka/Bolden
    James/Fitts
    Hughes/Alston
    Butler/Teague
    Forrest

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    Tim MacMahon: Mavs reserve G Trey Burke confirms he is not vaccinated and says heís ďnot trying to rush into a decision.Ē He says he wants to do more research. Asked what more research he feels he needs to do, Burke mentioned potential long-term effects. Mavs want 100% vaccination rate.

    Ė via Twitter espn_macmahon

    not surprising. Was never a high iq player

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    The Larry H. Miller Group of Cos., which built an empire selling cars and trucks, is getting out of the vehicle-selling business. The LHM car dealerships are being sold to an Atlanta-based company for $3.2 billion. The Asbury Automotive Group will acquire Millerís 54 new-car dealerships, seven used-car dealerships and 11 collision centers in Utah, Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho and Washington. Itís the eighth-largest dealership group in the United States.
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    ďThose thoughts went through my head, but I didnít want to be that type of person,Ē Favors said. ďSo I said, ĎNo, Iím going to go down and report there. Iím going to be in training camp. Iím going to be with the team, the organization, and whatever happens happens.í If Iím here, Iím here. If I get traded, itís just part of the business. But Iím locked in here.Ē
    Ė via Justin Martinez @ Oklahoman

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    https://www.ksl.com/article/50251483...-training-camp

    Snyder said the experience really helped his team come together. While that didn't necessarily lead to playoff success ó Utah was eliminated in the first round during the restart ó it served as a catalyst for what ended up being the best regular season team in the league a season ago.
    thanks for the losses COTY

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    https://kslsports.com/469073/21-jazz...-jared-butler/

    Not finding the floor would be a significant change for the guard after averaging 29 minutes per game in 94 outings for the Bears, including 81 starts. Butler contributed 16.7 points, 4.8 assists, and 3.3 rebounds during Baylorís championship run as a junior.
    no it wouldn't. That's why they have the Stars. He will play

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    https://kslsports.com/469026/jazz-si...d-malik-fitts/

    Bolden attended Duke University where he averaged 5.3 points, 4.5 rebounds, and 1.7 blocks in during his final season with the Blue Devils.
    oh shit he might be in the rotation!

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