The Utah Jazz pulled off two trades during Thursday night's NBA draft. They first sent Trey Lyles and the No. 24 pick to the Denver Nuggets for the No. 13 pick, Louisville guard Donovan Mitchell, then traded the 30th and 42nd picks to the Los Angeles Lakers for the 28th selection to take North Carolina big man Tony Bradley.
Both were impressive during their predraft workouts with the Jazz, although they received somewhat different receptions from fans on Twitter.
Fans were thrilled about the addition of Mitchell.
The last time the Jazz made a trade with the Nuggets was on draft night in 2013 when they acquired Rudy Gobert.
Although the prevailing reaction Thursday night concerned Mitchell, some also opined on the departure of Trey Lyles, who had a nice rookie year after being drafted in 2015 but fell out of Quin Snyder's rotation last season.
Bye bye guy who made me laugh from the bench after big dunks, we barely knew thee— WokeSkyDaddy (@utedaddy) June 23, 2017
The Jazz ran out of patience with Trey Lyles bizarrely quickly. He had a legitimately promising rookie year.— Adi Joseph (@AdiJoseph) June 23, 2017
Wonder what this deal means about Hayward. Brings another project into the fold ..., but then again clears a project off the roster.— SLC Dunk (@slcdunk) June 23, 2017
The response toward the addition of Bradley was considerably more measured.