The Utah Jazz season is over, and it, along with Donovan Mitchell will leave 2018-19 with a bad taste in their mouth. The Jazz fell to the Houston Rockets in five games, struggling in the final minutes of game five with turnovers and missed shots, and falling short 100-93.
Donovan Mitchell finished the season with one of his worst games of the year, making just 4-22 shots, and missing all nine of his three point attempts. Mitchell added five turnovers. Mitchell forced shots, and struggled with the Rockets active hands defensively.
The Jazz again struggled to shoot the ball in game five, with the team making just 37% of their shots from the floor, and 23% from the three point line. The Jazz shot below 30% in four of their five post season games against Houston.
Having won a first round series in each of the last two seasons, the Jazz have to view this season as a disappointment, opting to maintain a nearly identical roster from last season. The Jazz this summer will have to decide whether to maintain a similar roster, picking up Derrick Favors team option, and resigning Ricky Rubio, or option to use that money on a higher money player.
The Jazz will also face tough decisions regarding Kyle Korver, Thabo Sefolosha, Ekpe Udoh, and Georges Niang.