Jazz news: Donovan Mitchell’s first postseason stats identical to Allen Iverson
When it comes to the impact that Utah Jazz rookie rising star shooting guard Donovan Mitchell is having on his team throughout the 2017-18 season, he continues to be absolutely stellar on the basketball court.
The No. 13 overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft out of the University of Louisville put up regular season numbers that speak for themselves: 20.5 points per game on 43.7 percent shooting from the floor, 3.7 assists, 3.7 rebounds, and 1.5 steals per game.
However, what about his postseason numbers so far? According to a graphic posted on Twitter by ESPN on Tuesday night, Mitchell had almost exactly the same stat line entering Game 5 against the Houston Rockets as Philadelphia 76ers legendary guard Allen Iverson did in his first postseason appearance back in 1999.
Donovan Mitchell has been Allen Iverson 2.0 in his first postseason. pic.twitter.com/chcWMYMYfm
— ESPN (@espn) May 9, 2018
That’s a pretty cool statistic, that’s for sure. It’s definitely a good thing when Mitchell is being compared as a player to the likes of the great Allen Iverson.
The 21-year-old absolutely exploded on Tuesday, going for 22 points alone in the third quarter as Utah stormed back to take a 78-75 lead into the fourth quarter.
Unfortunately, at the time of this writing, Mitchell would soon leave the game after bumping knees and being carried to the locker room in a scary incident. Again, at the time of this writing, there is no firm update on the condition of the sensational rookie or how severe — or hopefully not — the injury actually is.
We at ClutchPoints will keep you updated as more information is brought to the surface, both by the team and reporters. Until then, just root for the young man to be as OK as possible.