Donovan Mitchell expects to return for Utah Playoff Game 1
The Jazz could get a huge boost in their first game of the 2021 playoffs.
According to the team’s websitestar guard Donovan Mitchell said that “barring a setback” he hopes to be on the court on Sunday when his team face the Warriors or Grizzlies.
“The goal is to be out there and help my teammates try to win a championship,” said Mitchell. “That’s the goal for the whole year.”
Mitchell has been out of Jazz roster since spraining his right ankle against the Pacers on April 16, missing the last 16 games of the regular season.
It was another remarkable campaign for the fourth-year guard at Louisville. Mitchell finished the regular season averaging 26.4 points, 5.2 assists and 4.4 rebounds per game to help Utah in their fourth straight playoff appearance.
The team’s website said he took part in a full workout on Thursday, and Mitchell said he felt it went well.
“I went over there and competed,” Mitchell said. “You could say it was my first time in four or five weeks, but that was to be expected. I’m just trying to find ways to get back into a rhythm, to get back into great shape. ‘impression of getting there. Things are progressing well. “