The Utah Jazz decided to hold Donovan Mitchell out of Game 1 of their first round series against the Memphis Grizzlies, which became a controversial decision within the franchise. Mitchell publicly opposed the move and
"I just think we're in a day and age that's different than back even five or six years ago where the training staffs carry a lot of weight," said Bobby Marks on The Hoop Collective Podcast. "They are the decision makers from an injury standpoint. And the front offices are basically at the mercy of your sports medicine, slash, training, slash strength and conditioning departments."
Marks and Brian Windhorst also commended how the Jazz are typically one of the NBA's best run franchises, which made the issue more surprising.