Donovan Mitchell
Donovan Mitchell
22-Year-Old GuardG
Utah Jazz  NBA
Utah Jazz
2018 Fantasy Outlook
Drafted with the 13th overall pick in the 2017 Draft, Mitchell was expected to hold a relatively small rotational role on the Jazz during his rookie year. However, the Louisville product came out of the gates hot, scoring 22 points on 9-of-16 shooting during his sixth NBA game, being inserted into the starting five just six games later. He never looked back from there, filling the void created by Gordon Hayward’s departure. A favorite among some to win Rookie of the Year, Mitchell was able to lead Utah to the playoffs on the back of an especially strong post-All-Star break stint. During his final 24 appearances, Mitchell averaged 22.5 points, 4.3 rebounds, 4.1 assists and 1.6 steals. Throughout the year, Mitchell was also able to put together five 30-point games, two 40-point games, 25 games with at least five assists and 13 performances with three or more steals. Considering Mitchell posted a 29.1 percent usage rate during his rookie campaign, it may be difficult for him to improve on his overall volume heading into 2018-19. However, there remains room for him to improve as a shooter, as he shot a fair, but not great, 43.7 percent from the field and 34.0 percent from beyond the arc. And, considering how much he handles the ball for the Jazz, he may be looking to improve as a passer. Regardless, Mitchell already has the makings of an up-and-coming star in the NBA. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a two-year, $5.73 million contract with the Jazz in July of 2017.
Goes cold late in high-scoring loss
GUtah Jazz
October 20, 2018
Mitchell contributed 19 points (7-23 FG, 4-12 3Pt, 1-2 FT), three assists, two rebounds and two steals across 35 minutes in the Jazz's 124-123 loss to the Warriors on Friday.
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Mitchell's final line was serviceable for fantasy purposes, but he went cold at the worst possible time Friday. The second-year sharpshooter missed all six of his fourth-quarter attempts, a particularly unfortunate circumstance in a game the Jazz dropped by a single point off a last-second tip-in. Mitchell has now shot under 40.0 percent in each of his first pair of contests, but sheer volume has helped lead to a solid average of 21.5 points across 35.5 minutes over that span.
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2017 Fantasy Outlook
Mitchell is a 6-foot-3 combo guard out of Louisville with an imposing 6-foot-10 wingspan and top-tier athleticism, which helps smooth out his lack of size. He projects to be a near-NBA-ready defender right out of the gate, as he averaged 2.1 steals per game last season as a sophomore, leading the ACC. Mitchell also posted 15.6 points, 4.9 boards and 2.7 assists across 32.3 minutes while making 40.8 percent of his attempts from the field while hitting 2.4 threes per game at a 35.4 percent clip. Two things may stop Mitchell from having an impactful Fantasy season – his workload and his offensive readiness, or lack thereof. He’ll be joining a Jazz roster filled with guards such as Ricky Rubio, Dante Exum, Rodney Hood, Joe Johnson and others. He also wasn’t a particularly efficient player in college, which generally doesn’t bode well for rookies. All in all, Mitchell can probably be looked over in the majority of Fantasy formats during his first run as a professional.
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Delivers 24 points in season debut
GUtah Jazz
October 17, 2018
Mitchell recorded 24 points (8-21 FG, 3-10 3Pt, 5-6 FT). three rebounds, to assists and two steals over 36 minutes in Wednesday's 123-117 win over the Kings.
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Heats up in blowout win
GUtah Jazz
October 12, 2018
Mitchell managed 13 points (4-6 FG, 3-5 3Pt, 2-2 FT) and three assists across 17 minutes in the Jazz's 132-93 preseason win over the Kings on Thursday.
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Struggles from floor Tuesday
GUtah Jazz
October 3, 2018
Mitchell had 12 points (4-12 FG, 2-3 3PT, 2-2 FT), three rebounds, three assists and two steals in Tuesday's preseason win over the Raptors.
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Cleared for basketball activity
GUtah Jazz
June 19, 2018
Mitchell (foot) has been cleared to resume basketball activity, per his official Twitter account.
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Sporting precautionary walking boot
GUtah Jazz
Foot
May 28, 2018
Mitchell (foot) has been sporting a walking boot recently for precautionary reasons, Kyle Goon of the Salt Lake Tribune reports.
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