September 25, 2020, 4:55 pmDonovan MitchellSG, Utah Jazz
Dell Demps has agreed to join the Jazz as an assistant coach for the 2020-21 season, per Adrian Wojnarowski.
After vacating the role of General Manager for the Pelicans, Demps has elected to shift gears and will now focus his attention on coaching. He will reunite with Quin Snyder after the pair worked together previously back in 2007. This is certainly a great addition for the Jazz who were narrowly ousted from the playoffs in the first round. Look for the team to make further changes as they look to get over the playoff hump that seems to be following them.
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter
September 2, 2020, 11:31 amDonovan MitchellSG, Utah Jazz
Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports is reporting that Donovan Mitchell and the Jazz will finalize a five year extension worth roughly $170 million when free agency opens in mid-October.
Mitchell finished the series against the Nuggets averaging 36.3 points, 5.0 rebounds and 4.9 assists, while shooting 52.5 percent from the field and 51.5 percent from beyond the arc. He was beyond incredible and he absolutely deserves to sign the extension which the Jazz will gladly offer him. He is still only 23 and with lots of room for improvement while next year he will again push for a position in the fantasy top-30.
Source: Yahoo Sports
September 1, 2020, 11:22 pmDonovan MitchellSG, Utah Jazz
Donovan Mitchell finished with a team-high 22 points (9-of-22 FG) to go along with nine rebounds, one assist, two triples and nine turnovers in a crushing loss to the Nuggets in Game 7 on Tuesday.
Mitchell wanted this one bad. He committed his ninth turnover with under 20 seconds to go and gave the Nuggets the ball to seal the game. Somehow the Jazz still almost won because Torrey Craig missed a layup rather than holding the ball out for the win but Mike Conley couldn't hit the game-winning shot. Mitchell played his heart out this entire series and has managed to make the playoffs in all three years of his career. Still just 23 years old, Mitchell has likely not even entered his prime yet and will be another popular early round pick in next season's drafts.
August 30, 2020, 11:33 pmDonovan MitchellSG, Utah Jazz
Donovan Mitchell tore up the Nuggets once again on Sunday, ending the night with 44 points (14-of-25 FG, 7-of-7 FT), nine triples, six rebounds, five assists, three steals and four turnovers.
The Jazz struggled to maintain a steady offensive rhyme during the middle of this game, but that had little to do with Mitchell's performance. He hit a number of difficult drives and 3-point bombs to keep the Jazz within striking distance, and it will be up to his teammates to take advantage of the openings he is creating if the Jazz are going to win a pivotal Game 7 on Tuesday. Mitchell is continuing to prove he is a bonafide number one option that can deliver early-round fantasy value when he is locked in.
August 25, 2020, 9:32 pmDonovan MitchellSG, Utah Jazz
Donovan Mitchell posted 30 points in the Jazz's Game 5 loss to the Nuggets on Tuesday, adding in five assists and two rebounds.
Mitchell paced the Jazz with 30 points, but was the third leading scorer in the game behind Nikola Jokic and Jamal Murray of the Nuggets. His offense wasn't enough and the Jazz didn't receive quite enough from the supporting cast to overtake the Nuggets and finish off the series. Mitchell has already dropped 57 points and 51 points in single games this series. The Jazz still lead, three games to two, and will have another opportunity to close it out on Thursday.
August 24, 2020, 12:23 amDonovan MitchellSG, Utah Jazz
Donovan Mitchell put up 51 points on 15-of-27 shooting in a 129-127 win over the Nuggets in Game 4 on Sunday night.
Mitchell has dominated the Nuggets in this series and became just the third player in NBA history with multiple 50-plus point performances in a single playoff series (Michael Jordan and Allen Iverson). He added four rebounds, seven assists and knocked down 17 of his 18 attempts from the stripe. He is proving himself in this series and we will see if they can close out the series in Game 5 on Tuesday.
August 19, 2020, 6:37 pmDonovan MitchellSG, Utah Jazz
Donovan Mitchell finished Wednesday’s Game 2 124-105 win over the Nuggets with 30 points (10-of-14), one rebound, eight assists, one steal, six 3-pointers and three turnovers in 34 minutes.
Mitchell excelled during Wednesday's series-tying affair. Even though he didn't score 57 points, the 30 points he scored were extremely efficient and he was still able to create for others. Mitchell has been one of the best players in the postseason so far and the Jazz will need that to continue as they look to upset the 3-seeded Nuggets.
August 17, 2020, 5:02 pmDonovan MitchellSG, Utah Jazz
Donovan Mitchell was a man on a mission for the Jazz during their Game 1 loss to the Nuggets on Monday, exploding for a career-high 57 points including six triples, adding nine rebounds, seven assists and one steal in 43 minutes.
Mitchell sent people searching for the record books as he torched the Nuggets to the tune of 57 points. He becomes only the second Jazz player in history to record at least 50 points in a playoff game, topping Karl Malone's 50 point effort from back in 2000. He now also has the third-highest individual points total in a playoff game, behind Michael Jordan and Elgin Baylor. Unfortunately, he could not guide the Jazz to victory and they will need to regroup before taking on the Nuggets in Game 2 on Wednesday.
August 13, 2020, 10:04 pmDonovan MitchellSG, Utah Jazz
Donovan Mitchell played just 11 minutes as the Jazz went easy on their starters on Thursday against the Spurs, scoring 11 points and grabbing four boards.
Mitchell was actually quite active in his limited time, making three triples and dishing out three assists. It was clear the Jazz were resting their main assets, as Rudy Gobert and Mike Conley both sat out and Joe Ingles played just 12 minutes, scoring three points.
August 10, 2020, 11:57 amDonovan MitchellSG, Utah Jazz
Donovan Mitchell (left leg strain) has been ruled out for Monday.
Mitchell was able to play through the questionable tag on Saturday but has been officially ruled out for Monday. Utah is still jockeying for playoff position but they would rather be safe with their franchise player and give him some much needed rest. Jordan Clarkson and Royce O'Neale will pick up the extra minutes and touches with Mitchell out.
Source: David Locke on Twitter
August 9, 2020, 4:31 pmDonovan MitchellSG, Utah Jazz
Donovan Mitchell (left leg strain) is questionable to play on Monday.
Mitchell was able to play through the questionable tag on Saturday and lit it up with 35 points, six boards, eight dimes and five 3-pointers, so it doesn't look like something that's really limiting his effectiveness. If he does sit, Mitchell's minutes will likely be spread around to Jordan Clarkson and Miye Oni, among others.
Source: David Locke on Twitter
August 8, 2020, 8:24 pmDonovan MitchellSG, Utah Jazz
Donovan Mitchell (left leg strain) returned to action on Saturday and lit up the scoreboard with a game-high 35 points on 12-of-23 shooting from the field and 6-of-7 at the line.
Mitchell also hit 5-of-16 shots from downtown and added six rebounds, eight assists, one steal and one block to the box score. He played a team-high 47 minutes in this double overtime thriller, so it's safe to say that his injury is no longer a concern at all. Count on him for fantasy value in the top-20 to 40 range.
August 8, 2020, 3:01 pmDonovan MitchellSG, Utah Jazz
Donovan Mitchell (left leg strain) and Royce O'Neale (right calf soreness) will be back in the lineup on Saturday against the Nuggets.
Both players sat out on Friday for their respective injuries, though it's widely assumed that it was just a rest day on the front end of a back-to-back — to the point that other teams are upset about Utah's load management affecting the Western Conference playoff race. Regardless, both Mitchell and O'Neale are good to get back into fantasy lineups today.
Source: Eric Walden on Twitter
August 8, 2020, 10:55 amDonovan MitchellSG, Utah Jazz
Donovan Mitchell (left lower leg peroneal strain) is questionable to face the Nuggets on Saturday.
Mitchell missed Friday's game along with three other starters so it was assumed to be rest but he now remains questionable even with the other starters returning. The Jazz have no reason to push him as a playoff birth is already clinched but check back for another update prior to tipoff.
Source: Eric Walden on Twitter
August 6, 2020, 5:44 pmJoe InglesSF, Utah Jazz
The Jazz will be without Donovan Mitchell (left lower leg peroneal strain), Mike Conley (right knee soreness), Royce O'Neale (right calf soreness) and Rudy Gobert (rest) for the first half of a back-to-back on Friday vs. the Spurs, so Joe Ingles is the only starter who is available.
Ingles will be joined by four bench players for Friday's contest and it can be assumed that Tony Bradley, Jordan Clarkson and Georges Niang will all join the starting lineup with either Emmanuel Mudiay or Rayjon Tucker filling in the last spot. The Jazz will have their work cut out for them without four starters so San Antonio now looks like a good bet to win the game. This seems to be a rest day for all four of them as this game is the front-end of a back-to-back.
Source: NBA Injury Report