The Utah Jazz has determined to close down their franchise participant for the remainder of the common season earlier than playoffs start in a couple of weeks.
Utah guard Donovan Mitchell will find yourself lacking the ultimate three video games—having missed the final 13 video games previous to—with a sprained proper ankle. Mitchell has been on the sidelines since April sixteenth.
The group not solely introduced that he would miss the remainder of the common season, however wouldn’t journey with the group on their final street journey.
Mitchell is not going to journey with the Jazz for the group’s upcoming street journey and can stay in Salt Lake Metropolis to proceed therapy. He might be re-evaluated previous to the beginning of the NBA Playoffs.
— utahjazz (@utahjazz) May 11, 2021
Final week, there was a possibility of a Mitchell return to the lineup in opposition to Oklahoma Metropolis on Might 14 or the Sacramento Kings on Might 16. Nonetheless, this resolution will permit Donovan extra time to relaxation and get better earlier than the playoffs start on Might 22.
With the Phoenix Suns dropping two straight video games, Utah (50-19) presently has a two-game lead atop the Western Convention with three video games to go within the season that most certainly will lock up the number-one seed.
The 2-time All-Star finishes the common season with a career-high 26.4 factors with 5.2 assists and 4.4 rebounds.