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Morning links: Donovan Mitchell saves the day; What's Hayward watching?

Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell appears at a Utah Jazz workout at the Zions Bank Basketball Center in Salt Lake City on Tuesday, May 29, 2018.
Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell appears at a Utah Jazz workout at the Zions Bank Basketball Center in Salt Lake City on Tuesday, May 29, 2018.
Spenser Heaps, Deseret News

SALT LAKE CITY — Whether on or off the court, Donovan Mitchell continues to win over fans.

On Thursday, a Utah Jazz fan tweeted about a good deed Mitchell did, and word about the random act of kindness went viral.

"I have a brother that’s a little delayed in his development," Andrew Simeona wrote on Twitter. "At the Apple store today he was told by a rep what he'd have to pay to have his iphone repaired. He couldn't afford it. Spida overheard and covered the cost for him. Donovan is simply the best. #takenote"

When a fan couldn't afford an iPhone repair, Donovan Mitchell picked up the tab.

Posted by ESPN on Thursday, August 2, 2018

Mitchell retweeted that gratitude post and simply wrote, "All love. Glad I could help."

Even non-sports fans apparently appreciated the act.

Mitchell's generosity was ESPN's Scott Van Pelt No. 1 Big Thing on his Thursday show.

"They say money and fame only magnify what you already are, which means Donovan Mitchell is the goods," Van Pelt said, adding that he thought it was neat how the Jazz guard wanted to give a shout out to his mom and sister during a previous ESPN interview and liked how Mitchell crashed some swim parties on the Fourth of July.

Paying for an iPhone repair took it up a notch.

"It's cool to hear about simple gestures of kindness," Van Pelt added.

WAYWARD

It's been more than a year since Gordon Hayward bolted for Boston, but he made some Jazz fans chuckle this week when a photo of him playing video games revealed that he was simultaneously watching an old Utah game.

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WEEKEND PLANNER

Friday, Aug. 3

Minors: Bees at Iowa, 6 p.m.

Minors: Owlz at Raptors

Saturday, Aug. 4

MLS: RSL vs. Chicago, 8 p.m.

Minors: Bees at Omaha, 6 p.m.

Minors: Owlz at Raptors

Sunday, Aug. 5

NWSL: Utah Royals at Houston Dash, 6:30 p.m.

Minors: Bees at Omaha, 4 p.m.

Minors: Owlz at Raptors