Donovan Mitchell will have the ball in his hands even m…

Donovan Mitchell will have the ball in his hands even more, with point guard Raul Neto joining Rubio and Danté Exum on the injury report. A year older and wiser, Mitchell says he is better prepared for how to handle that responsibility. “The Houston series really taught me a lot,” he said after shootaround on Friday morning. “I understand how to do both without thinking how to do both. I’m just going to be myself, clear my head and not really overthink what I’m doing.”
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Now that Russell is getting some good pub — the narratives flipping from lottery bust to Magic Johnson gave up on him too quickly — he won’t let it distract him. “I’ve been on the worst side of the tilt,” Russell said after Thursday’s practice at Santa Monica High School. “So to now to be on this side where we’re having a little success, I’ve seen both narratives. I’ve seen every narrative you could throw. When it comes to preparing myself for them, I’ve looked in the mirror and I’ve put myself in the situation before [the media] could.”