Latest Donovan Mitchell News

The NBA's West race should be incredibly good this season

Oct. 18, 2019 8:05 PM EDT

Stephen Curry knew roster change was inevitable. That being said, Curry and the Golden State Warriors aren't changing their expectations. The five-time defending Western Conference champions aren't the popular pick to represent their side of the league in this season's NBA Finals, understandable after losing the...

Barrett falls vs Duke teammate Reddish, and Zion is next

Oct. 17, 2019 1:05 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — RJ Barrett kept misfiring, a rough start to his college reunion week at Madison Square Garden. Barrett did plenty of things well but not shooting, going 4 for 14 on Wednesday night in the New York Knicks' 100-96 loss to the Atlanta Hawks. Old teammate Cam Reddish left with a victory, but...

Jazz pairing improved offense with already tough defense

Oct. 15, 2019 11:22 AM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Playing rugged defense has helped Utah become a consistent playoff team. Now the Jazz seek to become a bigger postseason threat with a more versatile offense. Utah made a flurry of offseason moves designed to bolster the team's outside shooting and give coach Quin Snyder additional...

Miami's Tyler Herro among rookies making preseason noise

Oct. 15, 2019 1:43 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Add Miami's Tyler Herro to the list of rookies who look ready for the regular season. Herro scored Miami's first 14 points on Monday night, going 5 for 5 in that stretch, and finished with 23 points in a 120-87 Heat victory over the Atlanta Hawks. Through three games in this preseason, Herro...

Protesters show support for Hong Kong at Wizards game

Oct. 9, 2019 11:17 PM EDT

Protesters handed out T-shirts and held up signs in support of Hong Kong on Wednesday night when the Washington Wizards hosted a team from the Chinese Basketball Association. The Wizards beat the Guangzhou Long-Lions 137-98 in a game that included more than a half-dozen protests inside Capital One Arena over the...

Challenges upheld: Pacers, Kings get calls changed in India

Oct. 5, 2019 11:45 PM EDT

Officially, it's an NBA first: Coaches successfully argued referees' calls Saturday. Sacramento's Luke Walton became the first coach to win a challenge — a new option for coaches to use in the NBA this season — when he asked for a review of an out-of-bounds call during the third quarter of the...

Mitchell and Conley pairing could give Jazz offense a lift

Sep. 30, 2019 10:09 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah changed the entire dynamic of its backcourt after acquiring veteran point guard Mike Conley from the Memphis Grizzlies in July. Will it be enough to turn the Jazz into an NBA championship contender? That's what Utah is banking on heading into the 2019-20 season. Conley joins...

Gold standards: Many NBA players considering 2020 Olympics

Sep. 30, 2019 6:53 PM EDT

USA Basketball had a tough summer. The outlook for 2020 is already much brighter. Plenty of NBA standouts — elite names like Stephen Curry, James Harden, LeBron James, Kawhi Leonard, Damian Lillard, Anthony Davis, Draymond Green and Paul George among them — are clearly intrigued by the notion of...

Murray's return has Spurs eager to start new season

Sep. 30, 2019 6:04 PM EDT

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The San Antonio Spurs understand how they can be overlooked in the Western Conference given the flurry of trades and free agent signings in the offseason that reshaped so many of their rivals. That doesn't mean they have to like it. "We've got a lot of dogs," Spurs guard Dejounte Murray...

NBA camps set to open, and contenders are everywhere

Sep. 26, 2019 4:02 PM EDT

Farewell, offseason. A new NBA year is here. On Friday, the first five teams will hold media days, the NBA's annual day-before-camp-begins ritual. Anthony Davis, LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers will discuss a season of enormous expectations. So will James Harden and Russell Westbrook in Houston, along...