April 12, 2018, 3:17 amDonovan MitchellPG/SG, Utah Jazz
Donovan Mitchell shot 6-for-23 and finished with 17 points (one 3), six boards, five dimes and two steals in a 103-92 loss to the Blazers.
Gordon, who? Waiver Wire MVP Donovan Mitchell started a bit slowly out the gate but once he got rolling, he didn’t stop. He broke Damian Lillard’s record for most threes by a rookie and finished the season ranked top-55/45 (9/8-cat) with averages of 20.5 points, 2.4 threes, 3.7 boards, 3.7 assists and 1.5 steals in 79 games. He didn’t hit the rookie wall; it was more like a fence, though he obviously was tired with his free-throw shooting dipping below 70 percent over the last month giving him top-85 value over that span. Still, not too shabby. Spida needs to work on his defense, passing and decision making to take it to the next level but this kid is already a beast and the Jazz hit the jackpot with this one, especially considering they didn’t project him to be such a dynamic scorer.