What is Wrong with Donovan?

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  1. JazzyFresh

    JazzyFresh Well-Known Member

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    My guess is some sort of injury. He looked this way at the beginning of last season too with a bad foot and hand. Sadly he won't have time to heal during the all-star break.
     
  2. sahlensguy

    sahlensguy Well-Known Member

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    Well said.

    He kind of came out of nowhere to be a darling his rookie year. Post game hugs from the leagues best and on and on.

    And then the shoes and his brand.

    A little too much success too soon.

    I don't know what the answers are but I hope life slows down for him a bit.
     
  3. oneye

    oneye Well-Known Member 2018 Award Winner

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    I think Don is just in a little slump. A few things have contributed to this. One is, he's been sick twice in the last month. He had a cold the first couple weeks of January, and about a week or so ago he was going to the locker room multiple times a game that was said to be restroom breaks. He probably should have sat a couple games and just got feeling better in both instances. His struggling has lead to more struggling because he wants it so much. He just needs to relax and enjoy playing again. There's been a lot of times lately he doesn't really even look to be having fun anymore. He also is 23 and in his 3rd season. Donovan will be fine.
     
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  4. outerspacefan

    outerspacefan Well-Known Member

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    Mitchell's a scorer. He's got to focus on it. He's not Wade, Iverson, Lilliard. He might belong in the same breath 3 or 4 tears from now, but he does not belong now. May be if everyone (including himself) stop trying yo force him in, he could finally get a chance to develop his game.
    I insist, take de basketball out off his hands a bit, reduce his usage, let him focus on move and score and be a better 3 point shooter.
    And, Quin, it starts with you. Just sayin'.
     
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  5. Wes Mantooth

    Wes Mantooth Well-Known Member

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    Those three guys you mentioned were/are far superior ball handlers and got to the line. He needs to work on the first more than anything else imo. I’m not sure he can improve much so far as the second.
     
  6. Pastramiking

    Pastramiking Well-Known Member

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    He is probably deferring in order to integrate Conley into the offense.
     
  7. oneye

    oneye Well-Known Member 2018 Award Winner

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    I mean, it's more than that. Of late he's really pressing. At times looks disinterested, is making really bad decisions, and just doing things that aren't the Donovan we know. Not great defense either. Making mistakes like running at and jumping full speed at pump fakes which Quin absolutely hates. Idk if hes a bit sick still, has some small injury, or has something on his mind with his personal life at the moment but somethings off. All players go through slumps though. He'll be fine.
     
  8. James peltier1

    James peltier1 New Member

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    He needs mamba mentality. I'm getting so mad watching him fail. Why can't he be as passionate as Lillard. If he was, they would have played out of this funk
     
  9. James peltier1

    James peltier1 New Member

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    No injury. Just needs to be in gym with 5 defenders and 2 guys to help him. Make some plays. Get confident. No more scoreless quarters
     
  10. jom2003

    jom2003 Well-Known Member

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    the donovan we knew just came back in the 4th Q. pretty much kept us in it till bogie finally finish HOU off
     
  11. James peltier1

    James peltier1 New Member

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    Yeah but he could be great. He seems to be content just barely cruising. Donovan should regularly be putting up 30 a game. But no he is not. Scoreless quarters, not cool. Barely hanging on isn't going to cut it
     
  12. vegas

    vegas Well-Known Member

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    He's getting there. crunch time was a good sign imo especially followed by the patience he showed in the 3rd.
     
  13. James peltier1

    James peltier1 New Member

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    Patience is a nice word. They got all the talent to be champs. What happens when Conley and bogie leave. No time for patience.
     
  14. MoTappin

    MoTappin Well-Known Member

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    My husband said Mitchell has had the flu. Not sure where he got the info.
     
  15. James peltier1

    James peltier1 New Member

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    Just a thought. I was watching lonzo in his rookie year. I was a kobe guy still trying to love Lakers. I seen Donovan dunk over him. Stole my eyes. Been watching Donovan since
     
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  16. James peltier1

    James peltier1 New Member

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    I just know he needs to be aggressive. Conley needs to go. I actually like Donovan. I'm from Montana. I get to choose any team to follow. I chose jazz. I have lots of fun watching jazz play. They are not in love with the 3 point. I hate when they don't play to their potential.
     
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  17. James peltier1

    James peltier1 New Member

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    Well when the season is over let's see what he does. 1 of 2 things will happen. He will get to work on his game all summer long and come back better, which is what his mindset should be. Or he will go making stupid social media posts, being political and return next season with same numbers, which is what all these young *** kids are doing. Just always work to be better. No flu excuses.
     
  18. James peltier1

    James peltier1 New Member

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    I hate to say it and hate even more that I'm thinking it already but our season is over already
     
  19. oneye

    oneye Well-Known Member 2018 Award Winner

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    Some of you are so stupid. He can live his life and work. People with this sort of mindset are so damn dumb.
     
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  20. Jingled

    Jingled Well-Known Member 2019 Award Winner

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    Lol wut?
     
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