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Donovan Mitchell shares what part of his game he wants to improve

Donovan Mitchell

Donovan Mitchell was a revelation as a rookie last season for the Utah Jazz, but the best part about him is he’s not satisfied with what he’s already done.

Mitchell has his eye on winning a championship, and he knows what parts of his game he wants to improve. The second-year guard told Yahoo’s Chris Haynes that he wants to show that he can also be a good passer.

“I gotta get my assists numbers up, for sure,” Mitchell told Haynes. “I’m a much better passer than what I showed last year. Watching games, and watching film, if I slowed down, opportunities would have presented itself a lot more. Being more under control, more efficient. If the All-Star Game comes, it comes, man. But for me, if I focus on myself and how to find ways to get better, that will all fall into place.”

Mitchell knows that teams will be targeting him based on how he played last season — especially during the playoffs — and thinks that passing will create opportunities for his teammates. He averaged 20.5 points and 3.7 assists per game during the regular season last year. Mitchell scored 24 with two assists in the Jazz’s season-opening win over the Kings.

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