Mitchell has been working toward his return from a sprained right ankle. He has been sidelined for five weeks after suffering the injury on April 16 against the Indiana Pacers.
Before his injury, Mitchell averaged a career-high 26.4 points, 4.4 rebounds and 5.2 assists in 53 regular-season games. The two-time All-Star averaged 36.3 points while shooting nearly 53% during the playoffs last season.
Top-seeded Utah won all three games this season against No. 8 Memphis, averaging 118 points. Mitchell averaged 35 points on 60% shooting in those games.
ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski and The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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