Donovan Mitchell revealed that Jrue Holiday is the first NBA player to bust his a** in the league. This he did on a recent podcast appearance.
The Utah Jazz are currently the best team in the Western Conference. They snagged the no. 1 seed with an exhilarating regular season campaign in which they led the standings for 2/3rds of the way.
Donovan Mitchell was as instrumental as, if not more than Rudy Gobert for the Jazz’s league standing. His shooting has now progressed, for the first time, into above average percentages. The results are quite obvious.
Defenders can no longer give him extra space and allow him the pull-up jumper. He takes 8-15 of those 3-pointers every game, with most of them coming off the dribble these days.
It’s clear that Mitchell is a force to be reckoned with in this league, and will be for years to come. However, this wasn’t always the case. Even the Spida was a green rookie once, and even Mitchell was subjected to the grind by vets.
Donovan Mitchell talks about Jrue Holiday busting his a**
Mitchell immediately revealed on the Knuckleheads podcast that Jrue was the first player in the NBA to bust his a**. His story was quite relatable for most other star NBA guards:
“I gotta say man, probably Jrue Holiday. He’s like, I think he’s the most underrated player in the league. I don’t understand it, everybody in the league says he’s underrated but figures this brings some attention to it, but he’s still underrated.”
“But I had 41 points against the Pelicans my rookie year – my first 40-point game in the league. He was on the team that day, and from that point, he was on, it was on after that.”
Forget Conley or Jrue. The actual most underrated player in NBA is Joe Ingles
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“We’ve gone back and forth throughout the 4 years that I’ve been in this league and continuing. But he was the first one and I was like I had the 41 so in the second game I came in I was like had 41 in the first game and I thought the second game was gonna be the same. It’s different.”