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Donovan Mitchell | Guard | #45

Team: Utah Jazz
Age / DOB:  (21) / 9/7/1996
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 215
College: Louisville
Drafted: 2017 / Rd. 1 (13) / DEN
Contract: view contract details

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Donovan Mitchell (bruised left foot) finished Wednesday's road win with a game-high 28 points on 10-of-25 FGs and 8-of-9 FTs, six rebounds, two assists and one steal in 43 minutes.
Mitchell was a game-time decision after MRIs were negative for structural damage, but you couldn't tell he was injured by watching him play. He was instrumental in turning a 10-point deficit into a lead in the fourth quarter, and continues to reach new heights in his rookie season -- he and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar are the only players to score 27+ points in their first two playoff appearances. He's unreal. Apr 18 - 10:58 PM

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Dante Exum posted 14 points on 4-of-6 FGs and 6-of-6 FTs on Sunday, with five assists, three rebounds, one steal and one turnover in 17 minutes of action.

Exum was coming off a 21-point gem vs. the Grizzlies and he continues to shine -- the only difference is that his minutes dropped off with Ricky Rubio (hamstring) back in the starting lineup. As long as Rubio and Donovan Mitchell are both active, it'll be hard for Exum to have more than deep-league appeal.
Apr 1 - 9:52 PM

Ben Simmons had 16 points, eight rebounds (four offensive), eight assists, one steal and one block in 37 minutes during Sunday's loss in D.C.

Simmons' versatility continues to impress Sixers fans, fantasy owners, and his own teammates and coaches. "It’s staggering the distance he can cover on limited dribbles," said coach Brett Brown. Simmons isn't bashful about his unique skill-set, either, saying recently, "I’m 6-10, I can pass the ball, I’m fast, I’m strong, I’m quick." If you ignore his 56.7% free-throw shooting, he's leading the field for rookie fantasy value ahead of fellow ROY candidate Donovan Mitchell.
Feb 25 - 11:07 PM

Derrick Rose has been traded to the Jazz.

Rose hasn't been productive on the court in a long time and we don't see that changing in Utah. With Donovan Mitchell and Ricky Rubio running the offense in Utah, Rose is not worth picking up in most formats. He's expected to be released so that he can pursue a deal with a playoff team.
Feb 8 - 1:04 PM

Jonas Jerebko will replace Thabo Sefolosha in the starting lineup for Wednesday's game against the Wizards.

Derrick Favors (ankle) is unavailable for Wednesday's game, so the Jazz will roll out a starting five featuring Ricky Rubio, Donovan Mitchell, Joe Ingles, Jerebko and Ekpe Udoh. As a starter this season, Jerebko has posted averages of 9.1 points, 4.0 boards, 1.4 triples and 1.1 assists per contest, so he's basically just a low-end streaming option in deep leagues.
Jan 10 - 6:32 PM

Jayson Tatum and Donovan Mitchell have been named Rookie of the Month for the Eastern and Western Conferences, respectively.

Tatum averaged 14.6 points and 5.9 rebounds in December, while shooting 52.9% from the field and 45.1% from downtown. He's the fifth Celtics rookie to earn the honor, joining Dino Radja, Paul Pierce, Adrian Griffin and Marcus Smart. Meanwhile, Mitchell was basically a lock in the West after averaging 23.1 points, 2.2 triples, 3.4 rebounds, 3.8 assists and 1.8 steals in 13 games for the Jazz.
Source: Mass Live
Jan 4 - 3:32 PM

Ricky Rubio was quiet in 23 minutes during Saturday's 103-89 home loss, posting six points, five assists, three rebounds and zero 3-pointers, steals or blocks.

Rubio had 11 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists vs. the Spurs on Thursday, but that came with Donovan Mitchell (toe) on the sidelines. The rookie returned tonight and Rubio's numbers predictably tumbled, as he's getting fewer touches with Mitchell on-ball so much for the Jazz. Rubio's trade value has bottomed out, so owners might as well hold him and hope he starts to click with his new team in 2018.
Sat, Dec 23, 2017 10:47:00 PM

Rodney Hood started for the short-handed Jazz on Wednesday, picking up 17 points on 5-of-11 FGs and 4-of-5 FTs in 28 minutes of action.

The Jazz were playing without Donovan Mitchell (bruised toe) and his team-high 28.4 percent usage, which left a lot of touches on the table. Hood has never been shy offensively, but his scoring was the extent of his value tonight -- he added one steal with zero rebounds, assists or blocks, and he turned it over four times. He'll look to atone vs. the visiting Spurs on Thursday.
Thu, Dec 21, 2017 01:01:00 AM

Raul Neto (concussion) has been ruled out for Wednesday's game against the Bulls.

He wasn't able to practice on Monday and was listed as doubtful, so this isn't surprising at all. Donovan Mitchell will have a good shot at earning minutes in the high-30s tonight sans Neto.
Wed, Dec 13, 2017 12:06:00 PM

Raul Neto (ribs) is being listed as questionable for Tuesday's game against the Nuggets.

If Neto can't give it a go on Tuesday, Ricky Rubio and Donovan Mitchell will get all the run they can possibly handle and Nate Wolters would have the opportunity to get into the rotation. Check back for another update after shootaround on Tuesday.
Mon, Nov 27, 2017 03:20:00 PM

Ricky Rubio (Achilles soreness) is probable for Saturday's game vs. Orlando.

Rubio was sidelined Friday night vs. the Nets. It was the first game he missed all season. Donovan Mitchell started at PG and played 35 minutes. Raul Neto logged 20 minutes off the bench. Nate Wolters saw just three minutes of action. Neto would see his playing time reduced if Rubio returns. Mitchell would still likely log 30-plus minutes. Rubio has struggled this season. He is shooting 37.3 percent from the floor and averaging just 5.5 assists per game. He's never averaged fewer than 7.3 assists over a full NBA campaign.
Sat, Nov 18, 2017 01:15:00 PM

Ricky Rubio (Achilles soreness) has been ruled out of Friday's game vs. the Nets.

Rubio has been struggling all season, so here's hoping that resting his Achilles may help. Raul Neto and Donovan Mitchell will see an uptick in minutes with Rubio sidelined. Over the 97 minutes Mitchell has logged over his last three games, 32 of those minutes came at point guard. Mitchell is an intriguing DFS option for Friday, especially considering Utah is playing the fast-paced Nets. The Jazz has also recalled Nate Wolters from the G-League. He will be active on Friday and will serve as Utah's third-string PG.
Fri, Nov 17, 2017 12:02:00 PM

The Jazz have no plans of benching Ricky Rubio, according to sources of Tony Jones of the Salt Lake Tribune.

Rubio has not played very well at all in Utah this season, and he's been particularly bad over the past few weeks with meager averages of 11.6 points, 3.9 assists, 1.7 steals and 3.3 turnovers per contest, but the Jazz just want him to play through this rough stretch. He also doesn't have an obvious replacement, as Quin Snyder prefers to run Donovan Mitchell at the two and Dante Exum (shoulder) is essentially out for the season, so for now, his spot in the starting five is safe.
Wed, Nov 15, 2017 01:00:00 PM

Joe Johnson (right wrist) met with a hand specialist on Tuesday and will be re-evaluated in two weeks.

Johnson was initially targeting a return to the court by mid-November, but now it's looking like he won't be back to the court until December at the earliest. He did show signs of improvement at his checkup, but the 16-year vet simply needs a bit more time. Donovan Mitchell, Rodney Hood and Joe Ingles will all help fill the void in his absence.
Source: NBA
Tue, Nov 14, 2017 06:58:00 PM

Ricky Rubio was quiet during a lopsided loss in Houston on Sunday, chipping in 10 points, three assists, two rebounds and one 3-pointer in 20 minutes.

Rubio has been checking out earlier in the first and third quarters recently, which is by design. "Ricky is such a competitor I think he expends a lot of energy," said coach Quin Snyder. "So that substitution pattern fits him. It took us a little while to figure that out." The veteran has still been getting plenty of minutes and closing out quarters, tonight's blowout aside, so there's no cause for concern here.
Source: STATS
Sun, Nov 5, 2017 09:40:00 PM

Joe Johnson (tendon instability in his right wrist) will miss at least the next two weeks of action.

With Johnson out of commission for at least the next two weeks, Joe Ingles, Thabo Sefolosha and Donovan Mitchell should see an uptick in minutes, and Rodney Hood may be forced to spend some more time at the three. Mitchell could be someone to think about as a speculative add in deep leagues, while Sefolosha is more of a low-end steals specialist in deeper formats. Jonas Jerebko could also get into the rotation, but he's not someone to think about in most leagues. Johnson should be cut in leagues that don't offer an IR-spot.
Tue, Oct 31, 2017 06:26:00 PM

Joe Johnson (right wrist sprain) did not practice on Tuesday.

It's not clear exactly when Johnson suffered this wrist injury or its severity, but for now, we'll have to consider him questionable for Wednesday's matchup against the Trail Blazers. If Johnson is forced to the sidelines, Joe Ingles, Thabo Sefolosha and Donovan Mitchell could all be in line for a slight uptick in minutes. Stay tuned.
Tue, Oct 31, 2017 02:34:00 PM

Rodney Hood is listed as probable for Wednesday after missing time with a calf injury.

This is bad news for rookie Donovan Mitchell, although Hood could be rusty or struggle with conditioning tonight. But Mitchell becomes a risky play with this news.
Wed, Oct 25, 2017 04:14:00 PM
Joe Ingles - G/F - Jazz

Joe Ingles is listed as probable for Wednesday despite not being able to keep food down for the last couple days.

He was limited to just 18 minutes on Tuesday but he must be feeling better if he's likely to go tonight. His availability, along with Rodney Hood also being listed as probable, hurts rookie Donovan Mitchell.
Wed, Oct 25, 2017 04:12:00 PM

Raul Neto (left leg) has been medically cleared and will play Friday against Minnesota.

Neto, who was sidelined for the season opener on Wednesday, will serve as Ricky Rubio's backup. Rodney Hood (gastric distress) is also expected to play Friday. WIth both Neto and Hood healthy, Donovan Mitchell will likely see fewer minutes on Friday.
Fri, Oct 20, 2017 01:14:00 PM

Rodney Hood (illness) didn't start on Wednesday, and he finished with just six points, two boards and two 3-pointers in 18 minutes.

A stomach bug caused Hood to stay in the locker room to begin the game, but his starting role should be safe despite Utah's affinity for rookie guard Donovan Mitchell. We're chalking up Hood's low playing time to the illness, and will let you know if there's more to the story. In case it's not clear, Hood is a definite 'hold' everywhere.
Thu, Oct 19, 2017 02:08:00 AM

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