When it comes to the game of Utah Jazz superstar guard Donovan Mitchell, there isn’t much not to like. But Mitchell wants to ramp up his play on the defensive side of the ball.
In fact, Mitchell wants to become an elite defender.
“For me, the biggest thing is just to get back to my roots. The biggest thing is to elevate my defense, to get back to what got me drafted,” Mitchell said, according to The Salt Lake Tribune’s Andy Larsen.
“I think that’s one thing I’ve prided myself on, and I think (USA head coach Gregg Popovich) has really put that in my head as well.”
If Mitchell, who is an elite offensive weapon, can improve defensively, the Jazz will be an even bigger threat in a stacked Western Conference next season.
Nets’ Caris LeVert Out Following Surgery
LaVery suffered the injury during Sunday night’s loss to the Phoenix Suns and then underwent an X-ray exam, followed by an MRI.
LaVert has averaged 16.8 points per game this season for the Nets.
Rockets’ Clint Capela Out with Concussion
Capela took a charge late in the Rockets’ game against the Los Angeles Clippers when he collided with Clippers’ JaMychel Green and seemed to have hit his head.
Capela was evaluated for a concussion following the collision.
Lakers’ Anthony Davis Out with Rib Injury
Davis injured his rib during Tuesday’s victory over the Phoenix Suns in Phoenix.
Davis is reportedly also dealing with a right shoulder injury, which makes it more important for the Lakers to play it safe, especially this early in the season.
- Eastern Conference3 weeks ago
Knicks Targeting Mark Jackson to Potentially Replace David Fizdale
- Cleveland Cavaliers2 years ago
Nuggets Won’t Include Gary Harris And Jamal Murray In Deal For Kyrie Irving
- Houston Rockets2 years ago
Clippers Patrick Beverley Says He Requested Trade From Houston Prior To Arrival In Los Angeles
- New Orleans Pelicans2 years ago
Pelicans’ DeMarcus Cousins Actively Recruiting Players To Join Him In New Orleans
- Boston Celtics2 years ago
Milwaukee Bucks Make Offer To Cleveland Cavaliers For Kyrie Irving
- News12 months ago
Jazz Thabo Sefolosha Says Injury From NYPD ‘Total Abuse of Power’
- Eastern Conference1 year ago
Kawhi Leonard May Stay In Toronto
- Atlanta Hawks2 years ago
Hawks’ Miles Plumlee Arrested For Marijuana Possession