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Utah Jazz star Donovan Mitchell (ankle) to be re-evaluated in one week

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Apr 16, 2021; Salt Lake City, Utah, USA; Utah Jazz assistant coach Alex Jensen reacts with guard Donovan Mitchell (45) during the second half against the Indiana Pacers at Vivint Smart Home Arena. Mandatory Credit: Russell Isabella-USA TODAY Sports

Utah’s leading scorer Donovan Mitchell, who has missed the Jazz’s past seven games with a sprained right ankle, will be re-evaluated in a week after the guard had his ankle examined on Saturday, according to the Deseret News.

Mitchell, an NBA All-Star the past two seasons, suffered the injury in Utah’s 119-111 victory over the Indiana Pacers on April 16. Utah (45-18), which is tied with the Phoenix Suns for first place (the Suns own the tiebreaker) in the Western Conference, is 3-4 in Mitchell’s absence.

Joe Ingles and Jordan Clarkson should keep seeing extended playing time while Mitchell remains sidelined.

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Mitchell, 24, whom the Jazz selected with the 13th pick of the 2017 NBA Draft, is averaging 26.4 points per game, which is tied with the Boston Celtics’ Jayson Tatum for ninth in the NBA.

In 278 career games — including 270 starts — with the Jazz, Mitchell has averaged 23.4 points, 4.1 rebounds and 4.3 rebounds on 43.9 percent shooting from the floor, including 36.2 percent from beyond the arc.

Utah hosts the Toronto Raptors Saturday night.

–Field Level Media