Utah Jazz All-Star guard Donovan Mitchell isn’t expected to play vs. Memphis in Game 1 tonight, sources tell ESPN. Mitchell has been working toward his return from a sprained right ankle.
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN (Twitter)
ANALYSIS: Mitchell has been working back from a sprained ankle injury he suffered back in April, but the hope was that Mitchell would be ready to go for Game 1 of Utah's playoff opener against Memphis. The Jazz will choose to err on the side of caution though and hold him out of the lineup for Game 1 tonight, as Utah's Twitter account made it official today:
Donovan Mitchell is out tonight (right ankle sprain).— utahjazz (@utahjazz) May 23, 2021