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The Utah Jazz would become a contender overnight if they were to trade for Mike Conley of the Memphis Grizzlies. There are many fans out there that don’t believe so, but adding Mike Conley to a team that won 50 wins isn’t some paltry move. It is a power play. It is a pushing all the chips to the center of the table. Let’s go through why Mike Conley would change the Utah Jazz overnight and make them a Western Conference contender.

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SALT LAKE CITY — Utah Jazz coach Quin Snyder has stressed the importance of defense in both of Donovan Mitchell's first two NBA seasons.

So much so, that the Jazz have held a top-two defensive rating in both years, most recently finishing with the second-best defensive rating (105.2) in the NBA in 2018-19.

On Monday, USA Basketball announced that the former Louisville guard has been selected amongst the 20 players to attend Team USA's men's national team training camp Aug. 5-9 in Las Vegas. And if Mitchell wants to earn a final spot for the 12-man team for the FIBA World Cup in China, scoring shouldn't be his main concern.

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The Utah Jazz will likely be on the market for a new backup center this offseason. Former Salt Lake City Stars standout Willie Reed could be an option. Let’s face facts, Utah Jazz fans. As much as we all love Derrick Favors, there’s a better than average chance that the team explores bringing in a […]

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Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell (45) dribbles during an NBA basketball game against the Charlotte Hornets at the Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City on Monday, April 1, 2019. The Jazz won 111 to 102. Kristin Murphy

SALT LAKE CITY — Donovan Mitchell said he would take it easy this offseason, but the Utah Jazz guard is reportedly planning to attend Team USA's training camp for the FIBA World Cup in China, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

Mitchell will be among USA Basketball's 18-man camp roster in August that will fight to make the 12-man team for the September tournament, which is coached by San Antonio Spurs legend Gregg Popovich.

"Well, we had a lot of discussion about Donovan Mitchell. He's had a terrific rookie season and another class, character guy," Team USA's managing director Jerry Colangelo told the Deseret News in April 2018. "So, as we move forward here, Pop and I are talking about the possibility of bringing in some young studs like him as we have in the past getting ready for different competitions to be part of it."

Former University of Utah star Kyle Kuzma of the Los Angeles Lakers is also expected to report to Las Vegas in August for minicamp, per Wojnarowski.

The USA National Team will open its 2019 training on Aug. 5 in Las Vegas and will practice daily through Aug. 8 at UNLV's Mendenhall Center.

Mitchell's Jazz teammate Joe Ingles will compete with the Australian national team while reigning defensive player of the year Rudy Gobert is also set to play with French national team during the 32-team 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup competition, which will be held Aug. 31-Sept. 15 in China....
D'Angelo Russell is expected to have one of the NBA's more intriguing restricted free agencies in recent memory as he's coming off an All-Star appearance, but the Brooklyn Nets also have interest in other free agents such as Kyrie Irving.

Beyond the Nets, Irving is expected to receive interest from the Utah Jazz, Orlando Magic, Minnesota Timberwolves and Indiana Pacers.

Russell was traded by the Los Angeles Lakers to the Nets in 2017.

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