Donovan Mitchell trolls Ben Simmons with 'rookie' definition on pre-game hoodie

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12 April, 2018

Draymond Green believes Donovan Mitchell should get the nod over Ben Simmons.

Plenty weighed in to the original sweatshirt comment. That was the same season that ended with the sixth overall pick in the 2012 draft win NBA Rookie of the Year honors.

The 21-year-old Philadelphia 76ers forward Simmons averaged 18.5 points, 10 rebounds and 8.8 assists in his team's four wins last week to secure the Eastern conference award and further make his case for Rookie of the Year honours.

Mitchell of the Utah Jazz and Simmons of the Philadelphia 76ers both emerged as the leading candidates for the award thanks to their performances this season.

The rookie record-breaking 3-pointer came in with 6:47 remaining in the third quarter from the left corner of the court, and it was his 186th 3-pointer of the season.

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Rookie of the Year voting comes to a close this week as the last regular season games will be played by Wednesday. He also said that he's "100 percent" the Rookie of the Year.

Yesterday Mitchell told ESPN that individual awards were not the priority for him this season, rather focusing on the Jazz's playoff push.

The part of Simmons' interview that received the bulk of attention was when he dismissed the notion that it was a two-man race for Rookie of the Year.

Prior to Utah's tilt against the Golden State Warriors at Vivint Smart Home Arena, Mitchell rocked an Adidas hoodie with the definition of the word "rookie" on it. "That's when I heard it around halftime, but I'm just blessed to be in this spot".

"I'll put it in perspective for people who obviously don't play in the National Basketball Association and don't know the life of the National Basketball Association". If the question is simply who has performed better this year, there is no wrong answer. The Jazz guard said he didn't care about Simmons' apparent disrespect after the Sixers ball-handler said he wasn't impressed with other rookies. "I think the record that Donovan cares about is our team's record, and he's taken the opportunities that the game presents to him, and obviously we're thrilled for him that he did that".


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