Mitchell posted five points (2-10 FG, 1-5 3Pt, 0-2 FT), four rebounds and four assists across 26 minutes during Friday's 108-89 loss to the Raptors. Mitchell fumbled his way through 26 minutes of sub-par basketball Friday as the Kings succumbed to the Raptors. It's been an indifferent start to Mitchell's career, as he's flashed his defensive upside while also battling to be a consistent offensive producer. The trajectory of the team is likely going to impact his fantasy value as we progress through the season. If the Kings are to fall out of the playoff race, there is a chance his role increases, at which time he could at least move into the standard league discussion.
Mitchell closed with 13 points (6-16 FG, 1-8 3Pt), three rebounds and six assists across 26 minutes off the bench during Wednesday's 136-117 loss to San Antonio. Mitchell scored 22 points in his third game of the season and while many believed that was just an outlier, the rookie has begun to turn heads with his play of late. He has scored in double digits in five of his last six contests and is flashing enough offensive upside to become a streaming pick in most formats, especially if Tyrese Haliburton (back) remains out.
Mitchell is averaging 12.6 points, 4.4 assists and 3.8 rebounds in 28.0 minutes across the past five games. The rookie quickly became a staple of coach Luke Walton's rotation. He's a defender first, but he's shown offensive upside lately. Unfortunately, his defensive skill doesn't translate to steals and blocks, so fantasy managers aren't getting a bump there. Still, he's worth a flier in deeper leagues.
Mitchell is not in the starting lineup for Thursday's preseason finale, Franklin Cartoscelli of Sports 1140 KHTK reports. Mitchell got an opportunity in the starting five Monday with Tyrese Haliburton out for rest. The rookie led the Kings in scoring with 20 points (7-12 FG, 6-9 3Pt) to go along with four assists, two rebounds and a steal in 32 minutes. There likely isn't a spot for him in the starting lineup to begin the season, but he will certainly have a significant role.
Mitchell is in the starting lineup for Monday's preseason contest against Portland, Jason Anderson of The Sacramento Bee reports. The rookie will get a chance to play alongside the Kings' normal starters in De'Aaron Fox, Harrison Barnes, Maurice Harkless and Richaun Holmes. Mitchell will likely start the year playing behind Fox and Tyrese Haliburton at the point-guard position.
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