Donovan Mitchell Selected by Denver Nuggets in NBA Draft


After nabbing George Hill by giving up the 12th pick past year, Lindsey packaged 2015 draftee Trey Lyles and the 24th pick this season to Denver for the 13th pick (per The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski), selecting Lousiville's Donovan Mitchell.

After several years spent adding young talent and major pieces, the Utah Jazz came into the 2017 NBA Draft in an unfamiliar position, having two late first-round picks at No. 24 and No. 30 in addition to their two second round selections.

The 6-foot-11, 240-pound center thrived on the offensive glass, ranking seventh in the ACC with 2.6 offensive rebounds per game despite playing fewer than 15 minutes per game.

This story will be updated. I feel like my play fits with their team very well.

"He said, "Look, I thought he was the national player of the year, and you can not speed him up", Lindsey recalled.

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As Trey Lyles traversed the country in the months leading up to the 2015 National Basketball Association draft, there was something that stuck out about his trip to the Rocky Mountains. Still, anything can happen on draft night and there are plenty of factors in play. I think I can do both.

Lydon led Syracuse in rebounding (8.6 per game) and ranked second in scoring (13.2 points per game) last season and brings another physical presence to the Nuggets' front court. Lyles was said he was initially caught off guard when he got a call from his agent and then Jazz coach Quin Snyder on Thursday telling him he was being traded to Denver.

"I'm a hard-nosed and gritty defender", Mitchell said.

Why him: Beverley can either be a starter for the Jazz, or be a high level backup to George Hill if the Jazz choose to retain him.

"We'll see about (his) readiness", Lindsey said.