Donovan Mitchell Throws SICK LASER PASSES & Makes Utah SCARY!

  • Published: 04 March 2019
  • This unbelievable laser pass that Donovan Mitchell threw for the wide open three, capped off a 17 point 4th quarter comeback for the Utah Jazz against the best team in the league.
    They are rolling right now having won 7 of their last 10 games and this is their remaining schedule being only 2 games behind the third seed in the Western Conference. Think about that: As much hype as the Thunder and the Rockets have generated with their MVP candidate players, the Jazz are right there. And they’re just hitting their stride after a slow start.
    If you don’t follow them on a regular basis, enjoy these beautiful highlights, while I explain why your team hopes to avoid Utah in the first round of the playoffs.
    What up everybody my name is Stefan and this is Heat Check. Let’s get into it.
    I guess we wanted to see a bigger leap in his second season, but the fact that Donovan Mitchell started the year off with some nagging injuries meant that he had to do some catching up.
    But excuses aside it seems like both him and the Jazz have figured things out. This is why.
    In games where Donovan has played extended minutes at point guard, the Jazz are 9-0, and that includes last night’s career high 46 point performance.
    But Utah couldn’t know this because they only moved him at the 1 out of necessity. The big revelation came when Ricky Rubio went down with an injury in January.
    Throughout that time Mitchell tormented the opposing defenses and jumped from 24 and a half to 30 points per game on terrific shooting percentages.
    This is the perfect position for him because of the fact that on offense he can choose whether he wants to get a full head of steam and blow by defenders, or just stop and pop for the three, and he showed against Milwaukee, that he can definitely do that at a high level.
    Donovan is extremely quick and great at taking his man off the dribble and exploding to the rim. His strength also allows him to take the contact and finish through it. And if the help comes, he can kick it out to the shooter as well.
    He is more than a willing passer and all of his teammates are benefiting from that. The 2 snipers in Ingles and Korver are on the wings, while Crowder and O’Neal from the corners are hitting threes off of Mitchell’s penetration. It’s either that or a lob for a Rudy Gobert dunk. And speaking of the stifle tower, he is anchoring the third best defense in the league. This side of the floor has been the main reason why the Jazz have been able to stay in the playoff picture during their slow start of the season, and now as the offense is picking up, it allows them to compete for home court advantage.
    The one hope I have, although realistically Mitchell won’t completely take over as the point guard this season, I really want to see this happen next year. And I think that it will happen.
    Which would mean that there’s definitely gonna be some roster changes and the team is going to be looking for a legitimate threat at the wing to pair with the dynamic 1-2 punch that are Donovan and Rudy.
    At the moment a few of the guys that are swapped in and out of the starting lineup like Ingles, Crowder, Rubio and Favors, are very solid bench players on a Western contender. But not starters. And to me this is Utah’s handicap.
    Just like last year, the Jazz can beat anyone of their potential first round matchups. Donovan can have an offensive explosion again and they can do it. But realistically, even though they’re my favorite team in the West I don’t think they can win 2 rounds depending only on him as the offensive motor.
    They are closer than anyone thinks to being extremely dangerous tho, and this is why Utah must be aggressive in the offseason. Just imagine what a legitimate 20 point scorer like Chris Middleton can do for this team. Or Kevin Love, who isn’t really old but is wasting his years on a Cleveland team going nowhere.
    Any one of these guys can help Utah form a big 3 and go deep in the playoffs.
    Until then I guess we can watch Donovan Mitchell and enjoy in performances like the one last night and hopefully something similar to the postseason ones last year against the Thunder.
    So yeah, I really enjoyed making this video about 1 of my 2 favorite players in the league. The other one being my alter ego according to you guys, so you definitely know him all too well.
    So, That’s it for now, if you liked this video, subscribe and hit the notification bell so that you don’t miss my future in depth analysis. Talk to you in the next one. Peace out.
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Comments • 539

  • Braiden Taylor
    Braiden Taylor  2 months back

    Donovan and Rudy the new Stockton-Malone?

    • Zyrus Matol
      Zyrus Matol  3 months back

      Wow Kevin Love should go there.

      • Tim Nelson
        Tim Nelson  3 months back

        00:06 that was a bucks player passing the ball, not a jazz player

        • The DefiAnd1
          The DefiAnd1  3 months back

          Still torn that we traded this guy #MileHighBasketball

          • Sds T3
            Sds T3  3 months back

            Exactly Steve. I did a trade with the jazz on 2k : Derrick favors(15m)+ crowder( to match)+ first round picks for Kevin love. Favors doesn’t have a 3pt shoot and isn’t an enormous defensive player and in the modern nba a team can’t have 2 players without a 3pt shoot especially when u have a slasher like Mitchell . Gobert is a center so he can play without a shoot and he’s an enormous defender. Il will Benefict for the jazz because love can score 20 points everyday and he’s a good shooter and on defense he has gobzilla and to be objectiv I don’t think it’s a bad trade for the cavs. Dump salary cap + try with favors who isn’t old + developing young crowd and taking two or three first round pick

            • qazi faisal
              qazi faisal  3 months back

              I agree they are one good player from being a serious threat

              • Arus Krisna
                Arus Krisna  3 months back

                Kuroko's pass in real life

                • steven whiters
                  steven whiters  4 months back

                  Favors definetly a starter don’t say that

                  • steven whiters
                    steven whiters  4 months back

                    Yeah nobody can guard him and everybody plays d except Korver and they run a precise offense with two bigs who beast on boards

                    • JOHN IVAN 32GAMING32
                      JOHN IVAN 32GAMING32  4 months back

                      Best channel ever

                      • MyMillerp
                        MyMillerp  4 months back

                        wut up ebrybody my name is stephen and dis is heat check so lets get into it

                        • Patrick Montibon
                          Patrick Montibon  4 months back


                          • 070510 MC Gaming
                            070510 MC Gaming  4 months back

                            i thought you were kyrie haha 😁😁

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                              0:57 what u came for

                              • Jaden Wood
                                Jaden Wood  4 months back

                                Finally something to do with the jazz

                                • Bryon Cronin
                                  Bryon Cronin  4 months back

                                  I like your videos but man your voice be killing me lol

                                  • Max
                                    Max  4 months back

                                    How is ingles not a starter ?!

                                    • Klarrisa Ld
                                      Klarrisa Ld  4 months back

                                      Heat check is a fucking big ass nigga

                                      • jefferson feniquito
                                        jefferson feniquito  4 months back

                                        My Favorite team of this season.

                                        • hassan khan
                                          hassan khan  4 months back

                                          I’ve been a Jazz fan my whole life and when Hayward left I was pretty disappointed because I was starting to see the Jazz grow after Kanter left and Gobert was a starter. After Hayward left I thought we were going to be one of the worst teams in western conference but then we got Mitchell, Rubio, and Crowder 💪🏽🔥.

                                          • yek king
                                            yek king  4 months back


                                            • Jun Gabriel Macaraeg Vlogs

                                              Kuruko pass!!!

                                              • Drift Wood
                                                Drift Wood  4 months back

                                                You heard it here first #1team1fight

                                                • Crack Head
                                                  Crack Head  4 months back

                                                  Utah needs jimmy butler or Middleton

                                                  • Mary Manas
                                                    Mary Manas  4 months back

                                                    Ricky Rubio honestly plays like an all star calibre player and in my opinion is the most underrated pg in the league. What a shame. His playmaking skills and ability to create shots for the team while being able to score himself is just 🔥🔥🔥

                                                    • kobe024
                                                      kobe024  4 months back

                                                      Kyrie Irving is now a youtuber.

                                                      • Keg King
                                                        Keg King  4 months back

                                                        Let’s go JAZZ!!!

                                                        • Emcee Odessa
                                                          Emcee Odessa  4 months back

                                                          Donovan should have been ROTY.

                                                          • Rel John
                                                            Rel John  4 months back

                                                            yeah bucks aren’t the best team in the league but ok

                                                            • Jelly Fam. Ky
                                                              Jelly Fam. Ky  4 months back

                                                              Yo your voice is so smooth I love it lol new sub

                                                              • Consistency English
                                                                Consistency English  4 months back

                                                                Imagine Utah with just one more star player, like Bradley Bill, and Michel as point guard, the Jazz just needs very little to become a serious threat in this league

                                                                • Cameron Gray
                                                                  Cameron Gray  4 months back

                                                                  what if my favorite team is utah i want them to win the finals...

                                                                  • Andrew Smith
                                                                    Andrew Smith  4 months back

                                                                    "I'll explain why your fav team wants to avoid Utah in the playoffs."

                                                                    What if my favorite team IS Utah?

                                                                    • Spencer Harmon
                                                                      Spencer Harmon  4 months back

                                                                      What is Utah is my favriot team???

                                                                      • SC/MG
                                                                        SC/MG  4 months back

                                                                        this channel is weak upLOAD Vedio

                                                                        • Sherman Ng
                                                                          Sherman Ng  4 months back

                                                                          If the Jazz acquire Kevin Love in some way they should be a top 4 seed in the west

                                                                          • Franz Agoncillo
                                                                            Franz Agoncillo  4 months back

                                                                            Hey Kyrie

                                                                            • huntrrr gatherrr
                                                                              huntrrr gatherrr  4 months back

                                                                              Nice to watch basketball video about basketball and not another argument about who's GOAT or some TMZ like shit discussion about NBA.

                                                                              • Petar Golubovic
                                                                                Petar Golubovic  4 months back

                                                                                What is your favourite team?

                                                                                • The Br0die
                                                                                  The Br0die  4 months back

                                                                                  0:22 got to put a + on LA lol

                                                                                  • Russell Buenafe
                                                                                    Russell Buenafe  4 months back

                                                                                    Panget mo mag vlog

                                                                                    • Kingsford Dy
                                                                                      Kingsford Dy  4 months back

                                                                                      I don’t see any lazer passes

                                                                                      • Mr. Nobody
                                                                                        Mr. Nobody  4 months back

                                                                                        Rubio is a Trash

                                                                                        • CoUnTrYbOy OrR
                                                                                          CoUnTrYbOy OrR  4 months back

                                                                                          I grew up watching Stockton and Malone. Went to many games. Been a jazz fan for 27 years now. After Stockton and Malone Utah had a long rebuilding process. We had many great players come through, Carlos Boozer, Derron Williams, Derrick Fisher to name a few. But the team now is fantastic. Favors has been solid for years and is definitely one of my top favorites. His game is great. Rudy and Mitchell.... are they human? Gobert has a shot at a second straight defensive player of the year

                                                                                          • D Med
                                                                                            D Med  4 months back


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                                                                                              Subscribe to pewdiepie  4 months back

                                                                                              Can’t lose to the jazz if you don’t make the playoffs

                                                                                              • bhron castillo
                                                                                                bhron castillo  4 months back

                                                                                                BEN SIMMONS left the group...BEN SIMMONS for ROTY 2019..

                                                                                                • bhron castillo
                                                                                                  bhron castillo  4 months back

                                                                                                  BEN SIMMONS left the group...BEN SIMMONS for ROTY 2019..