ESPN’s Mike Schmitz looked at six NBA draft picks most likely to outshine their draft pickand both Donovan Mitchell and Kyle Kuzma made the list.
Speaking of Mitchell’s upside, Schmitz wrote, “Mitchell is a long, energetic and physical athlete who will find his way onto the floor with his defense and provide an instant spark offensively with his shot-making.”
After looking at some of the players that were drafted ahead of Mitchell, Schmitz continued, “Mitchell should play an important role on a fairly successful team while showing the potential to become a top-10 player out of the 2017 class.”
Schmitz was also very high on Kuzma, saying, “Kuzma is a skilled modern 4 who can push in transition, make a spot-up 3, attack off the dribble and make plays on the move.”
Schmitz then looked at Kuzma’s fit with the Lakers, saying, “Kuzma is in a perfect situation to thrive as the Lakers have no stretch-4 on the roster and want to push in transition and move the ball quickly.”
Utah Jazz had a bottom 10 offseason
NBA.com and TNT’s David Aldridge released his offseason rankings for all 30 NBA teams and the Jazz came in at No. 21.
He first looked at who the Jazz added and lost during the summer before breaking down who the Jazz could use to replace the minutes left by the departure of Gordon Hayward.
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