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Donovan Mitchell compares Ben Simmons ROTY campaign to having a year to study for exam

Ben Simmons, Donovan Mitchell

Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell recently aired his side of the story. He said that he doesn’t care about the Rookie of the Year Award. Philadelphia 76ers guard/forward Ben Simmons can take it. But after saying he doesn’t really care, Mitchell offered a comparison which may reveal his true opinions on the matter.

As reported by Chris Haynes of ESPN, Mitchell compared Simmons to a student who has an entire year to study for an exam. And given that reality, he will most likely perform well on the said exam. Below is his analogy in full:

“I’ll say this. I’ll put it in perspective for people who obviously don’t play in the NBA and don’t know the life of the NBA. So, let’s say you have an exam to take on June 1 and you have a whole year to study for that exam, you’re going to get a pretty good grade on it, aren’t you? But some people may not have all that time to prepare for that exam. So, that’s how I look at it and I hope that puts it in perspective for people.”

Mitchell added that he’s just happy for his team. After all, they are the fourth seed in the Western Conference. After the Jazz lost Gordon Hayward, critics believed that the team will go into rebuilding mode. But Mitchell surpisingly carried the team and surpassed expectations.

Also, Mitchell believes that the Jazz have the Defensive Player of the Year in Rudy Gobert, and the Coach of the Year in Quin Snyder. For him, that’s all that matters.