Donovan Mitchell admitted that he didn't know how to handle expectations heading into his sophomore season in the league.

"Coach [Quin] Snyder stressed to me that this year was going to be a lot different, and it was one thing for me to hear, and another thing for me to go through it. It's one of those things you really have to go through, to experience. They kind of anticipated this happening; I didn't," said Mitchell.

Mitchell added that he received advice from James Harden, Kobe Bryant, and Chris Paul to get to the free-throw line more often.

"Changing my pace and making an effort to get to the free throw line, that's something James [Harden] is great at and Dwyane Wade talked to me about as well. To hear that from them and then trying to follow their advice really helped me get back on track."