The NBA is back and we’ve got Donovan Mitchell predictions.
The 2018 NBA Slam Dunk champion and 2020 All-Star selection was amid his best season yet when then the NBA season was halted 63 games into Utah’s 2020 playoff push. Right at the start of the Jazz’s March 11th match-up in Oklahoma City, the game was halted after Utah center Rudy Gobert tested positive for the coronavirus.
The Jazz players and staff had to remain quarantined in Oklahoma City while being administered tests and monitored for symptoms. Hours later, news broke that Mitchell tested positive for the virus as well.
Though tensions have died down, we pondered long and hard about what the next move was for the Jazz, including potential trade options for Mitchell.
Now, however, the NBA has a plan in place, a date set, and Mitchell and the Jazz are ready to go and compete for an NBA title.
Everything is a little different but the stakes are the same. 22 teams will ship off to Orlando, Florida where players and coaches will live in a “bubble” and adhere to strict guidelines in order to prevent any sort of spread of the virus.
Every game will be played in Orlando, and every player and coach will remain there until their respective team sees its season come to an end.
Things will be odd with no fans and no game atmosphere, but something is better than nothing- Especially for a team ready to get past the controversy and focus on its season.
With that in mind, here are three predictions for Donovan Mitchell and the Jazz headed into the bubble.