Donovan Mitchell will reflect on his future

Despite pain in both thighs, Donovan Mitchell was in uniform that night to try to save the Jazz. The All-Star guard delivered arguably his best game of the series with 23 points, 9 assists and 8 rebounds. Admittedly, his 2/7 from 3-points is a stain, but it is the entire Jazz team that has come close, like this last missed shot from Bogdan Bogdanovic.

“We gave ourselves a chance to win… We just failed… I’m not going to lie, it hurts. I’m speechless… It’s my fault. I put too much pressure on myself, but I didn’t do what was necessary. I had to be better than that” explained Donovan Mitchell after the meeting.

However, at the start of the season, the Jazz were aiming for the title, and they came out in the first round. What happened ? Dejected, eyes reddened, Donovan Mitchell remains silent. Then he launches.

“I understand it’s your job to ask me the question…”

“So many things happened. There were so many obstacles. Things that we couldn’t overcome. The teams that win the title are able to do that. Not us. Whether it’s mental or physical, we weren’t able to. It is our fault, collectively. We talked about it but there were times, when things were not going our way, where we did not show that we were a team that was aiming for the title. »

After paying a tribute to Quin Snyder, he was asked about the Jazz. He is the “franchise player”, but is he still the man for the job? Does this team or this franchise still correspond to him?

“It’s hot to ask me that tonight, but I’ll be honest with you” he smiled before continuing. “There are some things you can’t change… In fact, I’m not ready to discuss them yet. Mentally, I can’t. You know, it sucks tonight… If you ask me the question in a week, maybe I can answer it. But here it is difficult. I understand it’s your job to ask me the question, and I know it’s not an answer…”

“I’m not going to blame it on anyone else. We haven’t done enough. Starting with me »

The same journalist decides to be clearer, and she asks him if he still wants to play in Utah and if he is aware of the rumors about his fate. Could he ask to leave…

I will answer the same. My goal is to win. For the moment, I don’t really watch all that. As I said, I’ll think about it in a week, and we’ll see what happens next. All year I’ve said I don’t think about it, and right now I don’t. I’m sorry... »

Any ideas on what needs to be changed?

A lot happened… We just didn’t measure up. …I’m not going to blame it on anyone else. We haven’t done enough. Starting with me. »

Donovan Mitchell Percentage Bounces
Season Team GM Minimum Shots 3 points LF Off Def Early pd party Int bp CT Points
2017-18 UTH 79 33 43.7 34.0 80.5 0.7 3.1 3.8 3.7 2.7 1.5 2.7 0.3 20.5
2018-19 UTH 77 34 43.2 36.2 80.6 0.8 3.3 4.1 4.2 2.7 1.4 2.8 0.4 23.8
2019-20 UTH 69 34 44.9 36.6 86.3 0.8 3.6 4.4 4.3 2.5 1.0 2.7 0.2 24.0
2020-21 UTH 53 33 43.8 38.6 84.5 0.9 3.5 4.4 5.2 2.2 1.0 2.8 0.3 26.4
2021-22 UTH 67 34 44.8 35.5 85.3 0.8 3.4 4.2 5.3 2.5 1.5 3.0 0.2 25.9
Total 345 34 44.1 36.1 83.3 0.8 3.4 4.2 4.5 2.5 1.3 2.8 0.3 23.9

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