3 things that need to happen for the Utah Jazz to win an NBA title

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Utah Jazz star Donovan Mitchell must continue his postseason prowess

In Donovan Mitchell’s four-year career, he’s made the playoffs every season, averaging a remarkable 28.8 points per game in the postseason. Only four other players in the history of the NBA have a higher scoring average in the playoffs. As of right now, Mitchell is scoring at a higher rate than many of the game’s greats, including LeBron James and Stephen Curry.

Mitchell’s last two trips to the postseason have been particularly special as he averaged 36.3 and 32.3 points, respectively. For the Utah Jazz to win the NBA Finals this season, he must stay on this historic pace. He’s already established himself as one of the game’s best young players. But for Utah to reach the next level, he’ll have to prove he is the best shooting guard in the league.

That means maintaining his efficient scoring while still being an effective playmaker.

There’s no doubt Mitchell is capable of doing this. Every year of his career, he has managed to increase both his scoring and assist numbers.

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As long as Mitchell is healthy and performing at this level, the Jazz will be contenders. And if everything else can come together, they’ll be champions.