Dr. Detfink wrote:Here's my take on Donovan Mitchell. He is insanely talented but the Jazz are WORSE with him.
Last season, the Jazz centered their team around Gobert, the taller cousin of Qbert, and finished 1st in the division, 20 games over .500, and the #5 seed.
This season, Mitchell was terrible at trying to get acclimated to a half court set where Gobert is both a force inside and on defense. Gobert has been injured, the Jazz actually aren't any better but WORSE and close to 10 games under .500.
What this tells me, the Knicks should be looking at the potential of adding Gobert (when he is a FA) who is a massive upgrade over Kanter.
They're not worse because of Mitchell, they're worse because they lost two key players in Gordon Hayward and George Hill plus Rudy hasn't been healthy all season so far. Also Ricky Rubio sucks and he's playing a lot of minutes for them. Rubio is a tank commander, you can't have this dude as your starter and not expect to be a lotto team, he's just awful.