Now I am not saying Donovan Mitchell will be a better player then the legend Kobe Bryant who dominated the NBA for 20 years and made a living off proving doubters wrong and displaying greatness his whole career
with the Los Angeles Lakers.
Donovan Mitchell was sought out by Phil Jackson before the draft and the Knicks might have just missed out on what could be a perennial All-Star in Donovan Mitchell although Frank Ntilikina will for sure make a huge impact for the Knicks in the future alongside Porzingis once he gets those 2 years of seasoning and is ready to lead the Knicks on playoff runs.
What I see in Donovan Mitchell is a 6’3 215 pound undersized shooting-guard with the heart of a lion who is not afraid if making mistakes and is carrying the Utah Jazz while Rudy Gobert is out with an injury. He has scored a total of 65 points the last 2 games with a 24 point outing against the Clippers and is coming a 41 point breakout performance against the New Orleans Pelicans.
The Jazz might not be losing a step despise the loss of Gordon Hayward, they re-signed Joe Ingles who does a lot of what Hayward brung to the table, he can shoot from the perimeter,play solid defense, he can make plays, and is very unselfish something that bodes will for a Quin Snyder led offense and defense.
Donovan Mitchell does not play like a rookie and is the total opposite of Lonzo Ball the UCLA point guard drafted by Magic Johnson with the number 2 pick to lead the Los Angeles Lakers who up till now has shown he needs a year or 2 to get used to the NBA pace and bulk up a bit to deal with bigger and more athletic NBA guards who are taking at him every single night because his very outspoken father proclaims him to be better then the 2-Time NBA MVP Stephen Curry who has potentially started an NBA dynasty accompanied by superstar forward Kevin Durant.
The Utah Jazz have now won 5 straight games and Donovan Mitchell is a big reason for that win streak, aside from Ben Simmons can you say another rookie has been better? I highly doubt it, Donovan Mitchell reminds me so much of Dwyane Wade the way he took the league by storm his first few years and electrified the Miami crowd, Mitchell makes those same Wade like plays on the court.