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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
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Donovan Mitchell needed 26 minutes to score 21 points during a 111-84 win over the Heat on Wednesday, adding five rebounds, three assists, two steals and two 3-pointers.
He's been back to his score-first ways, but the good news is Mitchell is making shots again with improved shot selection. Since returning from a rib injury, Mitchell averaged 21.3 points, 4.0 boards, 2.3 dimes, 1.9 steals, 2.1 treys and 2.9 turnovers on 44.8% from the field in those eight. He still hasn't even found his stroke on jumpers yet, so there's still room for improvement. Dec 13 - 1:09 AM

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Donovan Mitchell scored 19 points (6-of-15 FGs, 4-of-4 FTs) with four rebounds, one steal, and three 3-pointers in 27 minutes against the Thunder on Monday.

After scoring six points against the Rockets last week, Mitchell's had games of 27 and 19 since. He's averaging 18.0 points on just 39% shooting over his last five games. The shooting numbers haven't been pretty, but he's chipped in at least one steal in his last eight games and hit at least one triple in six of those same eight games.
Dec 11 - 12:05 AM

Donovan Mitchell made 3-of-9 from the field for six points with one rebound, two assists, two steals and two turnovers in 26 minutes against the Rockets on Thursday.

He wasn't in foul trouble and Mitchell just didn't get many chances to score with his season-low 11 possessions (excluding games in which he was hurt). Mitchell's usage has been just fine lately with 22-plus shots from the field in three of his previous four, so just chalk this up to a bad game. He's still struggling on catch-and-shoot shots, but Mitchell is one of the better buy-low options out there.
Dec 7 - 1:28 AM

Donovan Mitchell scored 20 points on 7-of-13 shots in Tuesday's 139-105 win over the Spurs.

He took an early seat after 25 minutes because of the score, adding two assists, one rebound, two steals and four triples. Mitchell is finally starting to heat up with top-40 value in his last four games with 24.3 points, 4.3 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 2.0 steals and 2.3 triples on 47% shooting. He'll get a nice matchup vs. Houston's 24th ranked defense on Thursday.
Dec 5 - 12:08 AM

Donovan Mitchell made 12-of-22 from the field for 30 points with six rebounds, six assists, one steal and two 3-pointers in 34 minutes during a 119-111 win in Charlotte on Friday.

The Jazz offense was chucking treys with 40 from deep in a road victory. It's just the third time in the last three seasons they've attempted that many, and that's part of the reason Mitchell should play more point guard as he was staggered from Ricky Rubio more. Mitchell himself still has struggled from deep on the year and he's been about 10% worse on catch-and-shoot treys this year, so he could stay hot if that shot starts to fall again. His fantasy owners should feel better about him going forward after this one and the 29-point Wednesday.
Nov 30 - 9:54 PM

Donovan Mitchell (ribs) had 29 points (12-of-24 FGs, 3-of-4 FTs) in 36 minutes at Barclays Center on Wednesday, adding five rebounds, four steals and one assist.

He was back from a two-game absence due to bruised ribs, but fortunately it's not an injury that should linger now that he's medically cleared. He scored 13 points in the fourth quarter to preserve a much-needed road win tonight, and showed no ill effects from his recent injury. Double-check that he's back in all active lineups.
Nov 28 - 10:26 PM

Donovan Mitchell (rib contusion) will be available to play Wednesday against the Nets.

Mitchell sat out the past two games after getting hit in the ribs during Friday's game against the Lakers, but it looks like he's on track to make it back to the court tomorrow night. We should get official confirmation on his status following shootaround, and if he is able to get back out there, Royce O'Neale will likely return to the second unit and Alec Burks will return to irrelevancy.
Nov 27 - 5:27 PM

Donovan Mitchell (rib contusion) will not play on Monday vs. the Pacers.

This is his second straight game on the shelf and it's not a great sign that he won't even attempt to warm up. With nothing to go on apart from an out designation by the Jazz, Mitchell's status for Wednesday vs. Brooklyn is completely up in the air. Burks has benefitted the most with Mitchell out, as he's averaging 15.5 points, 4.5 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 1.0 triples over his last two games.
Nov 26 - 2:25 PM

Donovan Mitchell (rib contusion) is out for Sunday night against the Kings.

He suffered the injury on Friday night and did not return. The Jazz have not been able to get their offense going, but now they'll have to deal with the high-pace Kings with Ricky Rubio being the primary play-maker. Royce O'Neale is likely going to get the start while this could help Alec Burks and Dante Exum see extra run.
Nov 24 - 10:38 PM

Donovan Mitchell won't return to Friday's game vs. the Lakers with a rib contusion.

Contusions usually aren't too serious and this is likely a day-to-day thing, but we'll pass along more details when we know more. If Mitchell misses time that would open the door for guys like Royce O'Neale (started the 2nd half), Grayson Allen, Alec Burks and Dante Exum to step up. Burks did the most damage the last time Mitchell missed action and is the best speculative pickup.
Nov 23 - 11:52 PM

Donovan Mitchell (rib) is questionable to return against the Lakers on Friday.

He got a quick hook in his second stint, so maybe he suffered the injury from contact in his first stint. We'll see if he starts the third quarter. If not, Alec Burks would likely be a candidate to start the third while we could see more Royce O'Neale.
Nov 23 - 11:34 PM

Donovan Mitchell scored 35 points during a 119-110 loss to the Kings on Wednesday, adding two rebounds, three assists, one block, one turnover and four 3-pointers in 32 minutes.

He made 13-of-23 from the field and he was not bashful as per usual. Last week, Mitchell was discouraged by his 35-shot, no-dime game in Philly on Nov. 16, and he also put up a dud on Monday with a season-low seven points. Most of Mitchell's counting stats are up, but his TS% is down to 51.9 this year from 54.1 as a rookie. That's uncharacteristic for a guard, so maybe it'll start to click for last year's runner up for Rookie of the Year.
Nov 22 - 12:24 AM

Donovan Mitchell was held to a season-low seven points on 3-of-8 shots vs. the Pacers on Monday.

This was his first game with single-digit points and his second with single-digit shot attempts. The rest of his stat line was just as bad, as Mitchell recorded one rebound, one assist, one block and three turnovers despite playing 32 minutes. Mitchell was coming off one of his best games of the campaign with 28 points vs. Boston, but he's been super volatile early on this season. The Jazz are 1-3 in their last four games and everyone not named Ricky Rubio had an off night, but they will have a great chance to right the ship vs. the Kings on Wednesday. Mitchell is an obvious buy-low target as he's ranked three rounds below his ADP.
Nov 19 - 10:17 PM

Donovan Mitchell made 10-of-21 from the field for 28 points during a 98-86 win over the Celtics on Saturday, adding three rebounds, six assists, three steals, one block, three turnovers and five 3-pointers in 36 minutes.

He was hard on himself in a loss to Philly because of 35 shots with no dimes, but coach Quin Snyder came to his defense before the game today. "The last thing we need from Donovan is for him to feel somehow that him shooting the ball is a selfish act, because him not shooting is more selfish given his role on the team," Snyder said. The runner up for Rookie of the Year still hasn't lived up to the billing for his high ADP, but he did start slow last year, too. Expect him to get it going in the near future.
Nov 17 - 11:52 PM

Donovan Mitchell made 13-of-35 from the field for 31 points with two rebounds, one block, four steals and one 3-pointer during a 113-107 loss in Philly on Friday.

The Philly fans were booing him every time he touched the ball and apparently didn't forget about Mitchell's rookie sweatshirt. His 43.8 usage rate matches his career-high, and perhaps taking just nine shots in a brutal loss to Dallas on Wednesday -- their 68 points was the fewest since 2016. He's been a fantasy letdown to this point, but Mitchell should find his rhythm at some point in the near future.
Nov 16 - 10:12 PM

Depth Charts

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