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Donovan Mitchell: Toe Injury Suffered in Game 1 ‘Nothing major’

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Donovan Mitchell said he feels “fine” after leaving Game 1 in the fourth quarter to get an X-ray on his left foot before returning and playing through some apparent pain in the Jazz’s 116-108 loss.

“I just stubbed my toe,” Mitchell said. “Nothing major.”

Mitchell returned with 7:47 left in the fourth quarter but was subbed out about a minute later after making a jumper and grimacing as he ran back on defense. Mitchell was visibly confused on the bench and, with the help of some teammates, lobbied to re-enter the game.

“I was just limping, and they saw me limping and thought I needed to come out,” Mitchell said, “but I was just being a baby.”

Playing in his first postseason game, Mitchell finished with 27 points on 11-of-22 shooting, plus 10 rebounds.

Source: Royce Young of ESPN

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Sources: Julius Randle to Decline Player Option

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Pelicans‘ Julius Randle is not picking up his $9M player option for next season and will enter unrestricted free agency, league sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium. Randle is coming off his best NBA season (21.4 PPG, 8.7 RPG, 34.4 percent from 3-point range on 195 attempts).

Source: Shams Charania on Twitter

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Sources: Knicks Never Made Formal Offer for Anthony Davis

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The Knicks never made a formal offer to the Pelicans for center Anthony Davis on the teams’ latest round of trade talks, according an NBA official.

While the Knicks had interest in the superstar center, talks with New Orleans’ new general manager, David Griffin, were preliminary and brief ever since he began soliciting offers two weeks ago. Davis is headed to the Lakers after Saturday’s blockbuster agreement.

The sense is the Knicks believed they could not match the demands of the Pelicans and essentially backed off.

Source: Marc Berman of the New York Post

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The Wizards are working out two players tomorrow, Coby White and Nassir Little. Both are options for the 9th pick and both are from UNC. No Kevin Porter Jr. of USC anymore.

Source: Chase Hughes on Twitter

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