Mitchell, similar to Exum, is a lengthy combo guard. He's an athletic 6-3 with a 6-10 wingspan, capable of being a great defender at the NBA level, much like Exum. There are questions about which guard slot he will eventually come to occupy, though if the Jazz believe strongly that he's a point guard, it could be a cause for concern for Exum's playing time.
Exum will return to the bench for Wednesday's game against the Spurs, Tony Jones of the Salt Lake Tribune reports.
Exum has worked with the top unit over the last few weeks, with absences from both George Hill and Gordon Hayward allowing him to do so. However, with nearly everyone healthy for the Jazz, Exum will be pushed back to a bench role, thus hurting his already weak fantasy upside. Despite starting, Exum has averaged just 6.8 points, 3.0 rebounds and 2.0 assists across 25.0 minutes over his last five games.
Exum supplied one point (0-4 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 1-2 FT), three assists, one rebound and one block over 14 minutes in Saturday's 101-86 loss to the Trail Blazers.
Shelvin Mack got 27 minutes of run off the bench, leaving Exum with his lowest amount of playing time in the last seven games. Exum continues to see starts in place of George Hill (groin) and had offered some decent production over the previous four games, but he'll head back to the second unit as soon as the latter returns to action.
Exum suffered a bruised right hip during the second half of Tuesday's game against Portland, but any discomfort has since subsided, and the 21-year-old will likely start Friday's game with George Hill doubtful to play. Prior to exiting Tuesday, Exum put up 10 points, three rebounds and a steal in 25 minutes.
Exum suffered a right hip contusion during Tuesday's game against the Trail Blazers and won't return, Andy Larsen of KSL.com reports.
Exum drew his fourth straight start in place of the injured George Hill (groin), posting 10 points (4-7 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 1-2 FT), three rebounds and a steal across 25 minutes before leaving with an injury. He was noticeably hobbled on his walk to the locker room, so despite the listing of a bruise, there's a chance Exum misses time. That said, Exum will have two days off for rest ahead of Friday's tilt with the Timberwolves, so look for his status to be updated following the team's next practice session.
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