Donovan Mitchell’s 3-point stat after 25 games, that Steph Curry never did
Although the Utah Jazz may not have been able to find their footing thus far in the 2017-18 NBA season, fans have at least been treated to the rise of rookie shooting guard Donovan Mitchell. Although Mitchell initially burst onto the scene with his explosive dunking ability, the 13th overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft has displayed an extremely versatile offensive skill set as well.
One of the underrated aspects of his game is his 3-point shot. Donovan Mitchell recently joined some elite company by hitting more threes than Hall of Famer Allen Iverson and Portland Trailblazers star point guard Damian Lillard through the first 25 games of their careers.
Donovan Mitchell is making the ROY race interesting. pic.twitter.com/MAiV1ImeaH
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) December 6, 2017
Mitchell needed to hit just one 3-pointer against the Oklahoma City Thunder in order to surpass Lillard. Needless to say, he secured the feat by going 5-of-12 from deep.
Not much was said about the former Louisville product coming into the year, especially with such a guard-heavy rookie class that has been one of the best groups in recent years. However, an argument could be made that Mitchell has been the best among them, as he is currently averaging 17.2 points, 3.2 assists, and 1.2 steals per game this season.
More importantly, Donovan Mitchell has started to play with the kind of consistency the Jazz have desperately needed early on. He managed to follow up his record-setting 41-point performance by scoring a combined 52 points over the last two games