Donovan Mitchell avoids jury duty after Utah requests he be excused

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"I wanted to do it, to be honest with you", the 22-year-old Mitchell said. However, he's also just like the rest of us.

According to's Aaron Falk, Mitchell - who has shown himself to be cold-blooded on the court - was just as nervous as anyone would have been when he first received the mail.

If you've ever been called for jury duty, you know what a hassle it is, and even more of a hassle to try and get out of it.

The team shared a copy of a letter from its general counsel to Utah Courts on Twitter, asking for Mitchell to be released from jury duty "given his commitments and schedule during the National Basketball Association season". Then I opened it. What do I do? "I've never had one of these before".

Utah's Donovan Mitchell has a pretty good reason, considering he's in the middle of a National Basketball Association season for the Jazz.

Shortly afterward, the courts confirmed that Mitchell had been excused from service. That's why Donovan Mitchell respectfully asked this week to be excused from serving jury duty early next year.

At the break, the 12-13 Jazz still had their lead. They've won three of their last four games since Mitchell returned from a rib injury he suffered two weeks ago.

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