While he is now on the Cleveland Cavalier, Donovan Mitchell isn’t too far removed from his former team, the Utah Jazz, whose strong start to the regular season has been the talk of the league thus far.
Mitchell shared his thoughts on Utah’s strong 6-2 start to the season.
“They got hoopers. I don’t know why everybody was so quick to write them off,” Mitchell said, according to Heavy’s Steve Bulpett. “I think they got phenomenal leaders in that locker room. Mike Conley is a phenomenal leader. Jordan Clarkson is a phenomenal leader. Then they got Collin Sexton and Lauri Markkanen, guys who can really go … Malik Beasley. Like, they’re just not some slump. They have guys that can really go.”
Mitchell also shared his love for some of his former teammates.
“I got a lot of respect for those guys over there. I talk to Mike and JC all the time. They’re still my friends. But, you know, they’re not bad players,” Mitchell added.