Donovan Mitchell is slowing down a little bit, overburdened by the responsibility of being the only dude on the court for the Jazz who can even begin to create his own shot. At least Ricky Rubio could sometimes do things, now, every time I see a Joe Ingles iso, I cry. I love that guy, but he’s kinda useless trying to make his own shot out of nothing. I wasn’t sensing as much ball movement as I have previously with this team. Is Clint Capela really that dominant of a defender?
Mitchell, at least, had a way better game than the last one, ending up with a good amount of points on some tough shots. He was working hard for those buckets. It still didn’t lead to a Jazz win, I think the one is all they’re going to get, but that’s okay. The process they have going on in Utah is a little different than the more famous one further east, but I’m still trusting it. Hard.
By the way, if I had a vote for ROY, I’d totally use it on this dude. I don’t, because my petition to have YouTube highlight makers get award voting rights presumably hasn’t yet reached Adam Silver’s desk yet, but when I do get my vote, I don’t even have to think about it. Mitchell wouldn’t score 1 point in a playoff game, would he?