KSLSports.com - Report: Jazz Agree To Contract Extension With Donovan Mitchell


Ben Anderson

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – The Utah Jazz and Donovan Mitchell have agreed to a contract extension. According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, Mitchell will sign a five-year, $158 million deal to remain in Utah.

Mitchell’s rookie scale contract doesn’t expire until the end of the 2020-21 season, but the two sides were able to guarantee their respective futures together by coming to an early extension.

Reportedly, the news came to Wojnarowski through Mitchell’s agents.

BREAKING: According to @wojespn, @spidadmitchell has agreed to a 5-year, $195M max rookie contract extension with the @utahjazz. More to follow on https://t.co/4kU961CZ7h pic.twitter.com/Lx2k66fiCo

— KSL Sports (@kslsports) November 22, 2020

Mitchell averaged 24 points, 4.4 rebounds, and 4.3 assists during his third NBA season and earned a selection to his first All-Star game in Chicago. The guard set a franchise record scoring 57 points in the Jazz game one loss to the Denver Nuggets in the playoffs but led all postseason scorers with a 36.3 point per game average.

The five-year deal should be viewed as a sigh of relief for Jazz fans as the team now owns the franchise cornerstone’s rights for the foreseeable future. Mitchell could have signed a shorter extension with an eye towards hitting the unrestricted free-agent market at an earlier date.

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— KSL Sports (@kslsports) November 19, 2020

The Jazz still have work to do to fill out their roster ahead of the 2020-21 NBA season. Guard Jordan Clarkson will be the team’s most highly sought-after unrestricted free agent, though with the guard’s Bird rights in hand, the Jazz have the upper hand to re-sign the high scoring sixth man.

The Jazz also have the Mid-Level Exception valued at $9.2 million and the Bi-Annual Exception valued at $3.6 million to fill out their roster.

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