Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell leaves the floor after Game 6 of the first-round playoff series against the Dallas Mavericks on Thursday, April 28, 2022, in Salt Lake City. The Mavericks defeated the Jazz 98-96 to advance to the second round.

Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News

When Donovan Mitchell sat down for his postgame interview following the Utah Jazz’s playoff-eliminating Game 6 loss to the Dallas Mavericks on Thursday night, I asked him a straightforward question: “Do you want to be in Utah?”

Mitchell nodded his head and said, “yes.”

Noise from an open door and people entering the interview room interrupted Mitchell, so I asked the question again: “Donovan, do you want to be in Utah?”

“Yeah,” he said. “We were given a chance to win and we fell short of that goal and … this hurts, Sarah. I ain’t gonna lie. But, yeah.”

With a small shrug and nod with that final word, it seemed like it was Mitchell’s way of putting to bed any rumors that he might want leave the Jazz.

About three minutes later Tim McMahon from ESPN asked this question: “How do you feel about your immediate fit here in Utah and is this a core — this group that’s been together for a while — that needs a shakeup?”

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