Success in the NBA Summer League doesn’t often translate to success in the 82-game NBA regular season. With that said, what Donovan Mitchell has done in nn summer league games is pretty remarkable.
Although he’s not played in a real game just yet, I’d say the Utah Jazz feel like they made a smart move in trading up to take Mitchell in the lottery of last month’s draft.
In three games in the Utah league and two games in the Las Vegas league, Mitchell is averaging 21.6 points and put together one of the best summer league performances in recent years on Tuesday afternoon.
In Utah’s overtime loss to Memphis, Mitchell scored 37-points, which is the most scored in a summer league game since 2009. He also tied the summer league record with eight steals.