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Donovan Mitchell to miss 4th straight week with right ankle sprain

Donovan Mitchell may not be back on the court until the NBA playoffs begin, or at least just before they begin.

Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell, who will not play in Game 1 of the NBA playoffs against the Memphis Grizzlies, warms up at Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City.
Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell (45) warms up before the game against the Oklahoma City Thunder at Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City on Tuesday, April 13, 2021.
Spenser Heaps, Deseret News

Donovan Mitchell may not be back on the court until the NBA playoffs begin, or at least just before they begin.

On Friday, Mitchell’s sprained right ankle was reevaluated by the Jazz medical staff, and while he continues to make progress toward a return it was determined that the Jazz’s All-Star guard would remain out and be reevaluated in one week.

Mitchell sustained the injury on April 16 in a win over the Indiana Pacers and has missed 11 consecutive games. Mitchell will be reevaluated on May 14 when the Jazz are slated to visit the Oklahoma City Thunder before they play their final game on May 16 on the road against the Sacramento Kings.

Before sustaining the ankle injury, Mitchell was averaging career highs of 26.4 points, 5.2 assists and 4.4 rebounds per game. Since April 16 Bojan Bogdanovic has led the Jazz in scoring with 19.3 points per game.

The NBA play-in tournament begins on May 18, and the NBA playoffs begin on May 22.