October 6, 2017, 10:42 pm
Donovan Mitchell had a rough night in Friday’s home victory, hitting just 3-of-16 shots to finish with eight points, three rebounds, one assist and three turnovers in 26 minutes.
Mitchell didn’t hit a three or record a steal to throw some salt into the wound. Luckily for him it’s still preseason, so he can flush this one quickly and look forward to a potentially expanded role to open the season with Dante Exum leaving after only three minutes tonight. His shoulder is reportedly not looking great, meaning Mitchell could log even more minutes as a combo guard. He’s an exciting own for dynasty players and could jump onto the standard league radar with a strong start. And while plus-minus has its flaws, Mitchell was still a plus-six despite his own woeful night. What can we say, we’re optimists.