There is no denying that the Utah Jazz have continually come up short in the postseason over the last few years.
Fans of the Jazz have always expected that the Jazz could make it to the Western Conference Finals or even the NBA Finals.
Most playoff PPG by active players:
32.5 — Luka Doncic
29.4 — Kevin Durant
28.7 — LeBron James
28.3 — Donovan Mitchell pic.twitter.com/qAfnSIzSIo
— StatMuse (@statmuse) July 12, 2022
Yet, it’s not for lack of trying.
StatMuse stacked up the most points per game by active players in the playoffs.
Meanwhile, Mitchell comes in fourth place with a whopping 28.3 points per playoff game.
So he’s trying hard – and doing a lot – but it’s just not enough.
At least it’s not enough right now.
Mitchell In The Lead
Mitchell is a seriously supreme basketball player.
The guard has a career average of 23.9 points, 4.2 rebounds, and 4.5 assists a game.
But this last season was his best yet: he scored 23.9 points, 4.2 rebounds, and 4.5 assists a game.
Yet, his Jazz still didn’t get past the first round of the playoffs.
Utah has to now decide if they want to keep Mitchell in the near future and build a team around him or trade away him and his talents for a high value.
It’s a tough choice to make, but they have been confronted with difficult decisions lately, including trading away Gobert and getting a new head coach.
Maybe now is the perfect time for the Jazz to really shake things up and let Mitchell go even though he’s such a special star.
If they do decide to accept a trade for him, they could get quite an impressive haul in return.