Mitrou-Long scored 27 points, along with six rebounds, six assists and a steal in the loss Tuesday to the Red Claws.
Mitrou-Long's sheer workload makes him a fantasy relevant asset, as the shooting guard once again registered a shade over 35 minutes during Tuesday's game. Arguably the Stars' most potent outside shooter, Mitrou-Long also acted as a facilitator, tying for the team-lead in assists with point guard Isaiah Cousins.
Mitrou-Long tallied 20 points, 10 assists and nine rebounds in the 113-104 win over South Bay on Thursday.
Mitrou-Long did have seven turnovers, but its hard to be discouraged when the shooting guard nearly registered a triple-double. It's worth nothing that 15 of Mitrou-Long's team-high 20 points came from beyond the arc, but he's still a reliable scorer even if the long range shot isn't falling.
With the Jazz shorthanded for back-to-back games starting Friday, the team called up Mitrou-Long to add depth at the guard position. It's unlikely though that Mitrou-Long would see a decent amount of minutes in both Friday's and Saturday's contests considered Ricky Rubio and Dante Exum are still healthy.
Mitrou-Long was a staple for Utah's G-League affiliate, the Salt Lake City Stars, last season. He started 35 of his 40 appearances, averaging 18.0 points, 6.1 rebounds, 4.6 assists and 1.2 steals while shooting 42.4 percent from the field and hitting 3.4 threes per tilt at 37.7 percent. In signing a two-way deal, he'll spend the majority of the 2018-19 campaign in the G-League once again.
Mitrou-Long recorded 19 points (7-12 FG, 2-6 3Pt, 3-4 FT), six rebounds, eight assists and two steals across 28 minutes in Tuesday's 95-92 loss to the Grizzlies.
Mitrou-Long spent part of last season with the Jazz on a two-way contract and also some time on a pair of 10-day contracts, so the two sides are plenty familiar with each other. Still, Mitrou-Long's performance Tuesday was a nice surprise, as the 24-year-old nearly put together a triple-double. If he can continue to show this sort of all-around production throughout summer league, Mitrou-Long should once again put himself into consideration for one of the team's two-way contracts. That said, he's still likely to spend the bulk of the upcoming season in the G-League.
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