Report: Donovan Mitchell Opting Out Of Olympics To Recover From Ankle Injury

Jun 21, 2021, 12:48 PM | Updated: Dec 9, 2022, 11:33 am
Donovan Mitchell of the Utah Jazz and Jayson Tatum of the Boston Celtics with Team USA (Photo by Ha...
Donovan Mitchell of the Utah Jazz and Jayson Tatum of the Boston Celtics with Team USA (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
(Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell has reportedly opted out of the upcoming Tokyo Olympic Games in order to recover from his ankle injury.

Donovan Mitchell received an invitation from USA basketball to compete for a gold medal in Tokyo but is choosing to recover from his injury.

Mitchell suffered an ankle injury towards the end of the regular season and even missed Game 1 of their first round series against the Memphis Grizzlies. The Jazz all-star returned to the lineup in Game 2 and played in every game of the postseason until they were eliminated by the Los Angeles Clippers in six games of their Western Conference semifinal series.

ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported the news of Mitchell missing the Olympics.

During the 2021 playoffs, Mitchell 28.5 points per game in 4 contests against the Grizzlies, followed by averaging 34.8 points per game in six games against the Clippers.

The Jazz will have other representatives in the Olympics, including Rudy Gobert with France and Joe Ingles with Australia. USA Basketball will be going for their fourth straight gold medal after taking home the top medal in the 2008 Beijing games, 2012 London Olympics and 2016 Rio de Janeiro games.

  • Utah Jazz Scoreboard

  • Utah Jazz Team Leaders

  • Utah Jazz Standings

Utah Jazz

Ben Anderson

Jazz Host Hawks, Look For Third Straight Win

The Utah Jazz will look for their third straight win when they host the Atlanta Hawks on Friday night at Vivint Arena.
13 hours ago
Michael Jordan and forward Karl Malone Credit: Jonathan Daniel /Allsport...
Chandler Holt

This Day In Utah Sports History: Malone Dunks On Jordan

On this day 31 years ago, Karl Malone got the Delta Center bouncing after running the break and dunking on Michael Jordan. 
13 hours ago
Kyle Ireland

Report: Jazz, Lakers Hold ‘Exploratory’ Trade Conversations On Russell Westbrook

The Utah Jazz and Los Angeles Lakers discussed a potential Russell Westbrook trade described as "exploratory conversations" by Chris Haynes.
13 hours ago
Donovan Mitchell - Utah Jazz vs. Memphis Grizzlies...
Ben Anderson

Donovan Mitchell, Dillon Brooks Ejected After Fight

Former Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell and Memphis Grizzlies guard Dillon Brooks nearly came to blows in Cleveland Thursday night. 
2 days ago
Ben Anderson

Lauri Markkanen Named To First All-Star Team

Lauri Markkanen will represent the Utah Jazz in front of a home crowd after being selected to his first All-Star team.
2 days ago
Ben Anderson

Jordan Clarkson Takes Nasty Fall In Utah Snow

It's safe to say Jordan Clarkson is an official Utahn after taking a nasty fall in the winter snow in a video posted on Instagram.
2 days ago

Sponsored Articles

High angle view of the beautiful Rose Bowl Stadium...
KSL Digital Sales

How to Prepare for the 2023 Rose Bowl

Everything you need to know to plan your 2023 Rose Bowl trip in Pasadena, California. This year, the Utes will face Penn State.
KSL Digital Sales

Notable Moments From The Utah Jazz Season… So Far

At the beginning of the season, the Utah Jazz were second to last. Now they rank in the top 10 teams in the Western Conference.
Football soccer ball on grass field on stadium...
KSL Digital Sales

Everything You Need to Know to Watch the 2022 World Cup

Find out where and when to watch the upcoming games and final match for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, including where to find live updates.
ksl sports logos...
KSL Sports

KSL Sports Newsletter: Sign Up Now

Sign up today for the KSL Sports newsletter. Get the latest Utah sports news delivered to your inbox.
KSL Sports

Win Tickets Wednesday: Jimmy Buffett

Get your Hawaiian shirts ready.
Iron Maiden tour...
KSL Sports

Win Tickets Wednesday: Iron Maiden

Iron Maiden returns to Utah in 2022 with The Legacy of the Beast tour.
Report: Donovan Mitchell Opting Out Of Olympics To Recover From Ankle Injury