Utah Jazz star Donovan Mitchell exited Monday night's Game 5 loss to the Dallas Mavericks after injuring his left hamstring. With his team facing elimination, Mitchell's status for Game 6 is in question.
According to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, an MRI on Mitchell's hamstring came back negative. Additionally, the dynamic scoring guard is working through bruising in both of his quads.
Wojnarowski says there is still "optimism" Mitchell can play on Thursday, but there's no doubt he's dealing with plenty of discomfort.
"This is the playoffs, so I've got to find a way," Mitchell said following last night's loss. "We'll see how I feel, but I'm a competitor."
Mitchell was held to nine points on 4-of-15 shooting in 32 minutes before leaving the game. He's averaging 26.0 points per game in the playoffs, with three 30-plus point performances, but is shooting only only 37.9% from the field and 19.5% from 3-point range.
To top things off, there are rumors that Mitchell is out of Utah after this season, and the New York Knicks were in attendance earlier this series, ostensibly to scout the three-time All-Star and Mavericks guard Jalen Brunson.
As of now, Mitchell has at least one game left as a member of the Jazz, but we'll have to wait and see if he'll be able to play in it.