Now that Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell is available to be traded, there is plenty of buzz of where he will end up. One member of the media thinks the Detroit Pistons would be a good landing spot for him.
The dissolution of the Utah Jazz, one of the perennially top teams in the Western Conference, seems to be getting into high gear. Star center Rudy Gobert was sent to the Timberwolves and now, apparently, the team is open to listening to offers for its leading scorer Donovan Mitchell.
On a recent NBA Front Office show (15:37 mark), Keith Smith of Spotrac thinks the Pistons should go after ‘Spider’.
"“You know who should throw a whole bunch at the Jazz for Mitchell … Detroit,” said Smith. “I think he would be a great fit with Cade Cunningham. He’s not that old, he is only going to be 26.”"
A Cade Cunningham-Donovan Mitchell backcourt would sure be interesting.
Mitchell can score (he averaged 25.9 points last year) and can create his own shot. He is a career 36.1 percent shooter on three-pointers, so he is an outside threat as well. Mitchell would be an excellent secondary ballhandler, and can play some time as point guard.
The major downside with Mitchell is his size. Only 6-foot-1, he could be exploited on the defensive end. Of course, Cunningham, at 6-7, could always take the duty of guarding an opponent’s tallest guard.