Here he is giving credit where credit is due to a leader and anchor for the team. Buying some goodwill with Rudy Gobert can go a long ways, especially for a rookie. I’m sure Rudy will still make him do the rookie dance off, carry a child’s backpack, and stuff his car full of popcorn!
@rudygobert27 congrats big bro on first team All Defense— Donovan Mitchell (@spidadmitchell) June 26, 2017
He gave us a good look into his latest workout. And that beautiful jump shot! I recommend pulling up other highlight reels of his if you’re at all weary of Dennis Lindsay having picked this kid.
As you already know, he’s also mentioned several times how excited he is to be coming to Salt Lake. This was his #1 choice on where to end up. He even admitted to getting emotional about it, which could be seen when he found out about the trade. He retweeted this:
Donovan Mitchell had a little moment it looked like before he stepped off stage. Put hands to face and later said "I almost cried."— Jody Demling (@jdemling) June 23, 2017
But my favorite one he ended up deleting almost instantly. I managed to find the screenshot he posted. Along with this image he tweeted: @gordonhayward with 2 shrug emojis and a face-over-the-mouth emoji
Notice it’s him playing 2K as a member of the Jazz... with Gordon Hayward as the leading scorer. Like I said, he deleted this pretty quickly. But it was a sly attempt to show Hayward he’s ready to get to work and play ball. This shows he’s done his homework on Gordon as well, posting something about video games.
All I know is that I loved Donovan Mitchell heading into the draft. I didn’t think he’d fall low enough for us to get him. DL worked his wizardry and made it happen. I look forward to seeing what he can do and helping this team win. Salute the man!