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Donovan Mitchell | Guard | #45

Team: Utah Jazz
Age / DOB:  (22) / 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 won the 2018 ESPY award for Breakthrough Athlete.
Mitchell made the All-Rookie First Team and was the Slam Dunk champion this season, and he gets another offseason award to put on his mantle. He flirted with top-50 fantasy value in 9-cat leagues last year and should see that rise if he can add a few more rebounds (3.7), steals (1.5) and blocks (0.3) with improved FG percentages (43.7%). He's unlikely to be available after the third round in competitive leagues. Jul 18 - 8:29 PM

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Utah GM Dennis Lindsey confirmed that Donovan Mitchell is only in a walking boot for precautionary reasons.

He also more acutely defined the injury that Mitchell is dealing with, saying the issue is with Mitchell's foot webbing between the fourth and fifth toe on his left foot. It doesn't sound like he's dealing with anything all that serious, so he should be fine by the time training camp rolls around.
May 28 - 2:33 PM

Donovan Mitchell (foot) was unanimously selected to the All-Rookie First Team.

Ben Simmons, Jayson Tatum, Kyle Kuzma and Lauri Markkanen were also selected to the All-Rookie First Team, while Lonzo Ball, Dennis Smith Jr., Bogdan Bogdanovic, Josh Jackson and John Collins received All-Rookie Second Team honors. Mitchell is reportedly still sporting a walking boot after suffering a foot injury during the fourth quarter of Utah's Game 5 loss to Houston, but the injury is not considered serious and he's fully expected to be 100% by the time training camp rolls along.
May 22 - 2:17 PM

Donovan Mitchell is still in a walking boot, but "everything is fine" with the foot according to Jazz reporter Tony Jones.

Mitchell injured himself in the closing moments of Utah's Game 5 loss to the Rockets earlier this month. He's been in a boot since, but both Mitchell and the Jazz have downplayed the injury. The sensational rookie should be ready to start offseason workouts shorty.
May 18 - 10:52 AM

Donovan Mitchell said his rookie season is only the beginning, and that this summer will be nonstop work trying to improve his game.

"There’s so many things I could go down the list that I can work on," Mitchell said. Spida D said he's going to target improving his ability to make tougher shots and that his efficiency on defense must make a leap. He also plans to rewatch all 97 games from his 2017-18 season before training camp. Mitchell was still in a walking boot during Utah's exit interviews on Wednesday, but the injury isn't believed to be serious and we should get an update on his status soon.
May 10 - 11:46 AM

Donovan Mitchell scored 24 points and had four rebounds and nine assists in 34 minutes before heading to the locker room with a left foot injury after a collision with James Harden in the fourth quarter in Utah’s Game 5 loss to Houston on Tuesday.

Mitchell was going insane in the third where he scored 22 of his 24 points. He never returned to the action, but did come sit with his teammates through the final buzzer. "Even though I was out, I can't just sit in the back," Mitchell said. "I want to be there with my teammates throughout the entire thing." He was seen in a walking boot for precautionary reasons, but X-rays were negative, so hopefully he just has a minor foot injury. We're wishing a quick recovery for Spida D, who had a phenomenal rookie season, averaging 20.5 points, 3.7 rebounds and 3.7 assists per game. It appears that Ben Simmons is likely to win the Rookie of the Year Award, but given how well Mitchell performed in the playoffs, as well as the regular season, that might be the wrong call.
May 8 - 11:26 PM

Donovan Mitchell was helped to the locker room after a left knee collision with James Harden with seven minutes to go in the fourth quarter during Game 5 against Houston on Tuesday. His return is questionable.

Mitchell exploded for 22 points in the third quarter, doing everything to keep Utah's season alive. This would be a terrible way for the rookie's great season to end and his left foot is being looked at due to soreness.
May 8 - 10:12 PM

Donovan Mitchell fouled out of Utah's Game 4 loss on Sunday with 25 points, nine rebounds, four steals, two 3-pointers and two assists in 38 minutes.

Mitchell scored 13 points in the second quarter but was held in check otherwise, finishing 8-of-24 from the field with three turnovers. Houston's elite defense has allowed a mere 103.0 points per 100 possessions in the playoffs, trailing only the Warriors, and they've mostly contained Mitchell since his Game 2 assist splurge. With the Jazz facing elimination on Tuesday, he'll need more help from teammates -- especially if Ricky Rubio and Dante Exum can't play due to their hamstring injuries.
May 6 - 11:07 PM

Donovan Mitchell made just 4-of-16 from the field for 10 points with one rebound, three assists and two 3-pointers during a blowout loss to the Rockets on Friday.

He was horrible in the first half, making just 1-of-10 from the field as the Jazz fell behind 70-40. The Rockets get a lot of credit as they defended screens much, much better and Clint Capela owned the paint on Mitchell's patented crafty finishes. The similarities with Mitchell and Ben Simmons both flopping in the last two nights is something, especially with how a lot of it is due to opposing adjustments. Either way, Mitchell should bounce back on Sunday in front of the home folks.
May 5 - 1:00 AM

Donovan Mitchell handed out a career-high 11 assists during Game 2, adding 17 points, five rebounds, two steals and two 3-pointers during a series-tying road win at Houston.

Mitchell shot just 6-of-21 from the field but showed no signs of the minor ankle injury he suffered in Game 1. He had five assists before he got into the scoring column, which incidentally came after Kobe Bryant released a video breaking down Mitchell's game and encouraging him to pass more -- Mitchell said on Wednesday that he'd already watched the video twice. He battled some foul trouble but stepped up when it mattered most, including a ridiculous follow-up dunk in the fourth quarter (see video below). Thanks to a stellar effort at both ends from the Jazz tonight, the series heads back to Utah tied 1-1.
May 2 - 11:01 PM

Donovan Mitchell said his ankle is "100 percent."

"There's no problem at all," Mitchell said about his tweak from Sunday. This minor ankle issue wasn't as bad as the foot sprain he suffered in Game 1 against OKC, so there's no reason to worry about his status. Mitchell couldn't get Rudy Gobert involved as the Rockets were able to focus on him more without Ricky Rubio. Expect the rookie to be the focal point of the offense with more small-ball lineups.
May 1 - 4:47 PM

Donovan Mitchell finished Sunday's 110-96 Game 1 loss to the Rockets with 21 points on 22 shots.

The Rookie of the Year contender rounded out his line with three rebounds, five assists, and four turnovers in his 39 minutes on the floor. The fact that some are disappointed with this performance shows just how high Mitchell's stock has risen. The Louisville product did turn his ankle in this one, but he was walking around after the game without ice or support of any kind, so it'll just be something to watch as the Jazz prepare for Game 2.
Apr 29 - 6:35 PM

Donovan Mitchell looked like an MVP during a series-clinching 96-91 win over the Thunder on Friday, scoring 38 points with four rebounds, two assists, one steal and five 3-pointers in 40 minutes.

With Ricky Rubio unable to play more than seven minutes and the Jazz only scoring 41 points at half, Mitchell came out on fire in the third quarter with Utah's first 10 points of the frame and finishing with 22 points in those 12 minutes. Based only on his start this entire postseason, Mitchell is already among the Hall of Fame elite, posting the third-most points by a rookie in his first six playoff games with his 171 (Lew Alcindor, Wilt Chamberlain). Mitchell vs. James Harden is going to be must-see TV.
Apr 28 - 1:38 AM

Donovan Mitchell hit 13-of-28 shots and three 3-pointers for 33 points, seven rebounds, four assists and a block in 39 minutes to lead the Jazz to a 113-96 win over the Thunder in Monday's Game 4, giving the Jazz a 3-1 lead in the series.

Mitchell broke Karl Malone's team playoff scoring record for a rookie with his 33 points tonight, as Malone scored 31 points in a game back in 1986. These two teams hate each other and there were six technical fouls handed out tonight, but Mitchell managed to stay out of most of the drama. He doesn't look like a rookie, and really hasn't all year, and the Jazz will look to put away the Thunder in Oklahoma City in Game 5 on Wednesday. However, a more likely scenario would be the Jazz ending the series in Game 6 back at home. Mitchell is a much needed offensive force on a team that thrives by playing defense, and this series has been the most entertaining matchup of the playoffs thus far.
Apr 24 - 1:18 AM

Donovan Mitchell scored 22 points with 11 rebounds, two assists, two steals, one block, five turnovers and four 3-pointers in a win over the Thunder on Saturday.

He couldn't keep his 25-plus scoring streak alive, but Mitchell was active on defense and wasn't forcing shots while Ricky Rubio was rolling. Mitchell said before the game that he's still not 100 percent over his foot injury from Game 1, but he's been explosive as ever. Today was a good day for two incredible rookies to sandwich an action-packed Saturday slate of NBA action.
Apr 22 - 12:47 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Ricky Rubio
2Dante Exum
3Raul Neto
SG1Donovan Mitchell
2Alec Burks
3Grayson Allen
4Nazareth Mitrou-Long
SF1Joe Ingles
2Royce O'Neale
3Thabo Sefolosha
PF1Derrick Favors
2Jae Crowder
3Georges Niang
4Tyler Cavanaugh
C1Rudy Gobert
2Ekpe Udoh
3Tony Bradley