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Haliburton partly responsible for Davion's 'Off Night' moniker

Very few rookies enter the NBA with a nickname that is both desired and one that immediately sticks, but thus far, Davion "Off Night" Mitchell has lived up to the billing. The No. 9 overall pick of the 2021 NBA Draft was regarded as the best perimeter defender entering the league, and throughout Summer League and preseason, that particular skill set was frequently on display. Mitchell won't play his first NBA game until the Sacramento Kings' season opener on Wednesday, but it's a safe bet that moniker will follow him for the duration of his career.
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Davion Mitchell, Jared Butler swap jerseys after first NBA meeting

Former Baylor Bears teammates Davion Mitchell and Jared Butler swapped jerseys with each other on Friday after meeting on the court for the first time in the NBA. Mitchell and Butler were teammates for three seasons and helped lead the Bears to the national championship last season. They combined to score 37 points in the title game as Butler was named the NCAA Final Four Most Outstanding Player and Mitchell was an All-American.
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Jared Butler says it'll be extremely weird to face Davion Mitchell in NBA

Jared Butler faced Davion Mitchell on the court plenty of times during practice at Baylor but the Utah Jazz guard admitted it will be rather odd to see him in the NBA. Butler and Mitchell were teammates for three seasons and helped lead the Bears to the national championship last season. They combined to score 37 points in the title game as Butler was named the NCAA Final Four Most Outstanding Player and Mitchell was an All-American.
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Mitchell to Dame before matchup: 'I kind of know your moves'

Kings rookie Davion Mitchell is both confident and prepared as the 23-year-old is set to make his NBA debut Wednesday night against the Portland Trail Blazers. The rookie guard impressed in Summer League action and the preseason and should provide Sacramento with a boost on defense. Most notably against Blazers...
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NBA Reacts: Davion Mitchell given 7% chance to win Rookie of the Year

Welcome to SB Nation Reacts, a survey of fans across the NBA. Each week, we send out questions to the most plugged-in Sacramento Kings fans and fans across the country. Sign up here to join Reacts. Barring a monumental fifth-year leap from De’Aaron Fox, the Kings are unlikely to have...
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De’Aaron Fox says Davion Mitchell is already a ‘top-five’ defender in the league

At the halfway point of the preseason, one thing is for certain: the Sacramento Kings are playing a very different brand of basketball than last spring. In their victories over the Phoenix Suns and the Los Angeles Clippers this week, they’ve made defense a point of emphasis and Davion Mitchell has been their anchor on that end. As it stands, Mitchell sits atop the league in preseason defensive rating at 78.2.
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Luke Walton says Davion Mitchell plays a ‘winning brand of basketball’

When the Sacramento Kings drafted Davion Mitchell at No. 9 overall, one of the largest questions that loomed over the team remained: how will we see an improvement on defense?. Thus far, the answer has come in the form of Mitchell, a 6’0 bulldog who’s brought out the clamps from the first time he stepped on the Kings’ court in late July, and Monday night’s victory showed promise that Mitchell’s outstanding Summer League performances can and should immediately translate into NBA success.
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De'Aaron Fox calls Davion Mitchell a top-five on-ball defender

Davion Mitchell has not yet suited up in an official NBA game, but the Sacramento Kings rookie is already earning lofty comparisons when it comes to his defensive ability. Of course, Mitchell was named the Naismith Defensive Player of the Year last year after averaging 14.1 points, 5.5 assists, 2.7 rebounds and 1.9 steals at Baylor. He was the first player in program history to also earn Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year honors.
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Mitchell's 'infectious' winning ways having impact on Kings

Davion Mitchell hasn't logged an NBA minute yet, but the rookie point guard already is making his presence felt on the Kings. The Kings drafted Mitchell with the No. 9 overall pick in the 2021 NBA Draft. General manager Monte McNair and head coach Luke Walton were drawn to the guard's defensive-minded play and winning mentality they believe is engrained in the Baylor product.
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Sacramento Kings X-Factor: Davion Mitchell

Davion Mitchell is a bit of an unusual rookie. Usually when teams are drafting in the lottery, the hope is to find a player at a position of need, or to draft someone young who can be molded into something down the road. Sacramento opted to go in neither of...
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Rookie Mitchell breaks down start of his first Kings camp

Davion Mitchell will have an integral role in the Kings' rotation, but the No. 9 overall draft pick still is getting his bearings as he sets out on his first NBA training camp. "Getting to know everyone, getting to play with different people, different lineups," Mitchell told reporters Wednesday. "It's...
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