Donovan Mitchell may have enjoyed a few days in the Bahamas after his rookie season ended, but besides that, he has not slowed down at all. He recently joined Adrian Wojnarowski with Sports Center to discuss his breakout season, learning to be the franchise player and even some free agency talk. Take a listen below.
The people who know the game the best, have spoken. Donovan Mitchell was named “Leader of The New School” (aka Rookie of the Year) by his peers in this year’s Player’s Voice Awards. Now we just wait to see the media follows suit.
Donovan Mitchell had the rookie season most players can only dream of. While he took the league by storm and quickly became the face of the Utah Jazz, it wasn’t enough. He wanted to bring a trophy back to Salt Lake. Below, you will find an open letter he wrote to Jazz fans courtesy of the Players Tribune. As expected, it is wonderful.
Thanks to the Utah Jazz, we can all sit back and watch the awesomeness of Donovan Mitchell’s rookie season. He was also named to the all-rookie first team in the NBA.
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Donovan Mitchell continues to wow everyone with his amazing rookie year with the Utah Jazz. Tonight, he just broke a record previously owned by a talented guard by the name of Damian Lillard.
Donovan now owns the record for most made 3 pointers by a rookie at 186. He still has the potential to add to the record before the regular season concludes. Here is a video of the record-breaking shot.
Is it Rookie of the Year or Shade Thrower of the Year??
Donovan Mitchell and Ben Simmons are in a head to head battle for the NBA’s coveted Rookie of the Year award. And neither are going down without a fight.
It’s been the biggest NBA feud we’ve seen since Russel Westbrook and Kevin Durant. Honestly, Donovan and Ben’s feud is highly entertaining.
The two have taken shot after shot. If it were a three-point contest, Simmons would be hitting 0%.
Simmons did an interview earlier in the week in which he stated he should 100% get the Rookie of the Year award. I mean, he has a good case. But, then, Simmons threw some MAJOR shade saying nobody else is even close.
Excuse me, sir, but, there’s this dude in the Western Conference tearing it up.
Donovan Mitchell clapped back with the following tweet:
But, on Tuesday evening, Donovan threw storm cloud level shade. The TRUE rookie walked into the arena with a clear message on his hoodie.
He ain’t play. And we’re all here for it.
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How do you watch this clip and not love Donny Buckets??
It’s been a heated Rookie of the Year battle between Ben Simmons and Donovan Mitchell.
Simmons and Mitchell are the two clear front runners for the award. Some say both should get the award.
But, Draymond Green thinks Donovan Mitchell is the true ROY.
Donovan thanked Draymond by ending his career.
I only hope he yelled, “THAT’S FOR RUSS,” when Draymond hit the floor.
Donovan Mitchell continues to have break out game, after break out game. He has made his mark on the NBA and won over the hearts of Jazz fans in just a few short months. Last night marked another milestone in his early career, Donovan Mitchell has posted 20+ points in each of his last 10 games, marking the longest 20-point streak by a rookie in Jazz history. Keep it up Spida!
Despite taking the NBA by storm, being a Rookie of the Year candidate, and winning the Slam Dunk Contest, Donovan Mitchell still intends on finishing his degree at UofL.
Kyle Goon of the Salt Lake Tribune, wrote a feature article about Donovan and how his mother made sure that, in spite of his dislike for academics, he would get a great education.
The day before the NBA Dunk Contest, the Utah Jazz called and offered to pay for Darrell Griffith to come out and watch. While Dr. Dunkenstein couldn’t accept because it was so short notice, he was shocked to see that Donovan Mitchell was wearing his jersey during the contest. It made his evening. Marc Spears with The Undefeated sat down with Darrell Griffith and Donovan Mitchell to talk about their bond and when it all started.
Donovan Mitchell continues to shine in the NBA. He is currently on the cover of SLAM Magazine and he looks mighty comfortable in the spotlight. He talks in the interview with Adam Figman that he knows that all of this can be taken from him in a flash, so he is not letting it get to his head. All Donovan wants is for his Utah Jazz to make it to the playoffs.
Photo Courtesy of UofL Basketball Twitter Account (@LouisvilleMBB)
UofL has endured losing a banner and a coach. It has endured a tumultuous season with arguably more downs than ups. Even though he no longer wears a UofL uniform, Donovan Mitchell has provided the university and the city with a little light in a sea of darkness.
Journalist Eric Woodyard traveled to Louisville to see the unique connection Donovan Mitchell has to his college town. He talked with UofL students, UofL fans, and current players Ryan McMahon and Deng Adel to see what impact Donovan’s electric rookie year has had on them.
Photo Courtesy of Associated Press and deseretnews.com
Tonight in Salt Lake City, UT past and present came together as Cards and Jazz Legend Darrell Griffith presented former Card and current Jazz player Donovan Mitchell with his Slam Dunk Championship trophy.
It was an awesome sight to behold for any UofL fan; arguably the greatest player in UofL history and a man whose number hangs in the rafters of the Jazz’s arena, giving love to a former UofL star and a man whose number may one day hang with his.
After the week we UofL fans have had, we deserve this kind of sentimental and wonderful thing. It’s awesome to see two men who are L1C4 to the core get to share a special moment together in a place where one is a legend and one is working on becoming one.
Photo Courtesy of Sports Illustrated’s Twitter Account (@SInow)
When news broke Tuesday that UofL Men’s Basketball was being stripped of its 2013 National Championship, Donovan Mitchell was as upset as all UofL fans. On Wednesday, he announced he was going to wear special UofL themed sneakers in his game tonight for the Utah Jazz. We now have photographic confirmation he is wearing the shoes.
Notice that Donovan added the names of every single player from the 2013 title team on the side of the shoes. He also added the number “2013” on the back left shoe and the word “Champs” on the back of the right shoe. And boy are they some sweet looking kicks.
Donovan wanted to pay homage to a special group of players, to his former coach, to his alma mater, and to all of the UofL fans. Donovan is a star in the making in the NBA. It’s awesome to know that no matter what he’s always L1C4.
The Utah Jazz announced today that Jazz alumnus Darrell Griffith will make an appearance on Friday, Feb. 23 as the team takes on the Portland Trail Blazers in its first game back from the All-Star Break. Griffith, the first ever Jazz NBA Slam Dunk Contest representative in 1984 and 1985, will also participate in a pre-game recognition honoring Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell for winning the 2018 NBA Slam Dunk Contest at NBA All-Star Weekend. As a tribute to the former Jazz man known as Dr. Dunkenstein, Mitchell wore Griffith’s No. 35 uniform for one of his dunks as he jumped over his sister, comedian Kevin Hart and Hart’s son.
He’s the gift that keeps on giving.
Donovan Mitchell tweeted a photo of a pair of custom red, Louisville Dame 4s.
The rookie, who tweeted his support for Louisville after the NCAA denied its appeal, has been a fantastic ambassador for the University of Louisville.
Hey, Donovan, can I get a pair??
Donny Dunks. Spida. NBA Rookie of the Year. NBA All-Star Dunk Contest Champion. Here is a compilation of his best dunks of the year….so far. Enjoy!
When the creators of NBA 2K put Donovan Mitchell’s dunk rating at a 50/100, we all knew he was being grossly overlooked. After dominating at the All-Star Dunk Contest this weekend, Donovan started a petition to get his score raised, and it worked!
Donovan Mitchell won over Louisville fan’s hearts during his two years as a cardinal. It did not take long for him to win over Utah fans and he continued to win over the rest of the NBA fan base this weekend. Donovan talked to the media about why it was so important for him to include his sister, Jordan, in one of his dunks during the NBA All-Star Dunk Contest.
Photo Courtesy of Louisville Basketball Twitter Account (@LouisvilleMBB)
Donovan Mitchell is arguably the hottest rookie in the NBA right now. He’s won multiple NBA Western Conference Rookie of the Month awards, played well in the Rising Stars game, is leading all rookies in scoring, and is battling out Ben Simmons for Rookie of the Year.
You can now add NBA Slam Dunk Champion to his ever-growing list of accolades.
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