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Donovan Mitchell Drafted #13 By The Denver Nuggets  Traded to Utah Jazz Mark Blankenbaker

Donovan Mitchell Drafted #13 By The Denver Nuggets Traded to Utah Jazz Mark Blankenbaker

Lyles has that chance now after a trade during Thursday's National Basketball Association draft that brought the 6-foot-10 forward to Denver from the Utah Jazz, a deal that included a swap of first-round picks. The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski reported the Jazz acquired the 13th pick from the Nuggets for Trey Lyles and the No. 24 pick.

This story will be updated. He was selected to the 2017 All-ACC First Team by the league coaches and media as well as the All- ACC Defensive Team.

"This is the comment that I loved the most: 'He plays like an adult'". The 19-year-old averaged 7.1 points and 5.1 rebounds in 14.6 minutes an outing for the Tar Heels, but his advanced stats and size are much more impressive, Lindsey noted.

This news follows a report from David Aldridge of NBA.com who said that "Charlotte Hornets (pick No. 11), who look to be locked in on one of two guards - Duke's Luke Kennard or Louisville's Donovan Mitchell." . I think I can do both.

For the second consecutive year, a smart trade from GM Dennis Lindsey during the draft changed opinions for the Utah Jazz on the fly.

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After he was drafted, Mitchell said via conference call that versatility is part of his game and he wants to improve offensively.

As Stockton stayed around their program every day, Williams-Goss said he learned "a lot of things (Stockton) used back in the the day that helped him against bigger guys, quicker guys".

The Jazz went into this offseason with the primary objective of keeping their own, specifically Hayward and Hill.

In his freshman year at North Carolina, the 6-foot-10 Bradley averaged just over seven points and grabbed five rebounds per game.

"We'll see about (his) readiness", Lindsey said. He averaged 13.7 points last season but saw his minutes and shooting percentages drop dramatically from 2015-16.