Utah Jazz forward Bojan Bogdanovic (44) hits a 3-pointer during the NBA playoffs in Salt Lake City on Thursday, June 10, 2021. The Jazz won 117-111. | Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News
Even with a player like Mitchell, there is so much trust, and each player on the Jazz is so unselfish that he doesn’t have to carry the pressure of being the guy.
Donovan Mitchell is an amazing basketball player. He followed up a 45-point Game 1 performance with a 37-point Game 2 performance. He’s emerging as a superstar and leaving those who questioned him in the dust.
When a player of Mitchell’s caliber is on a team, it can be very easy to rely on him to do everything. Always be the one to take over, to be the one to hit a timely bucket, to be the one to pull you out of a slump.
“I completely trust my teammates. It was no surprise to see them go out there get stops, score and get us up 10. Joe stepped up big time, Bojan stepped up his defense, Royce has been a dog this whole series, we all know Rudy, having 20 boards. But like, the biggest thing is that we keep doing it collectively.” — Donovan Mitchell
What’s special about this Jazz team is that even with a player like Mitchell, there is so much trust, and each player on the roster is so unselfish that he doesn’t have to carry the pressure of being the guy. And, Mitchell’s willingness to not always be in the spotlight actually makes him better and even more impressive.
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