Jazz star Donovan Mitchell trolls Grizzlies’ Jonas Valanciunas for flopping
The pair figured in a brief commotion in Utah’s 103-94 win over Memphis after Mitchell confronted the 6-foot-11 Lithuanian center and mocked him for flailing his arms to get a call from the officials.
Mitchell took it a step further after the game, as he shared a clip of the incident on his Twitter account. His teammate Joe Ingles chimed in, replying with several laughing-crying emojis.
— Donovan Mitchell (@spidadmitchell) November 30, 2019
Several Twitter users also commended Mitchell for calling out Valanciunas on his antics — which has been a norm in today’s game.
The league has cracked down on players flopping in recent seasons, imposing fines for habitual offenders. Los Angeles Clippers guard Patrick Beverley was the first to be penalized by the league this season for two flopping incidents.
Winners of six of their last 10 games, the Jazz are currently sixth in the Western Conference with a 12-7 win-loss slate.
Mitchell was the second leading scorer behind Bojan Bogdanovic in Utah’s win of Friday, as he pitched in 20 points, five boards, and three assists in 37 minutes.
The third-year guard out of Louisville has once again upped his scoring average this season, tallying 25.3 points 5.1 rebounds, 3.7 assists and 1.4 steals in 19 games for the Jazz.
The Grizzlies, on the other hand, have lost six straight games and are floundering near the bottom of the West with a 5-13 record. Valanciunas finished with a double-double of 22 points and 17 rebounds in a losing effort .