Donovan Mitchell is going to burst onto the scene this year. I know many people who “follow” the nba don’t ACTUALLY watch lol. They see highlights... or hear someone say something about a player... or use stats to pretend like they ACTUALLY watch. I have watched full length games of the Utah Jazz this season (regular season, not just playoffs like bandwagon nba fans), and Donovan Mitchell could be the next best player.
What stands out is his fluidity. He has a smooth game. His ability to dribble in traffic and use his athleticism is special. Not to mention he’s a walking highlight.
The reason I think he’s going to be special is because of his competition with Ben Simmons. What is the only thing Ben Simmons has over Mitchell (other than height) ? Playmaking. Mitchell is going to start playing like James Harden. If his three improves slightly (reports are his shot has improved this offseason, keeping in mind he was only a rookie last season) he’ll be a top 5 player in the league, with all time greatness potential. What do you think @spidadmitchell ?