SLC Dunk - Donovan Mitchell agrees to a five year $195 million max extension


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Donovan Mitchell gets the star contract he deserves

According to Adrian Wojnarowski Donovan Mitchell has a greed to a max extension worth $195 million.

Utah Jazz All-Star guard Donovan Mitchell has agreed to a five-year, $195M designated rookie max extension, his agents Ty Sullivan and Austin Brown of @caa_sports tell ESPN. Story soon.

— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) November 22, 2020

It’s a great day for Jazz fans as their star guard will now be the cornerstone of the franchise for years to come.

Mitchell has been a star from the moment he stepped on the court in summer league years ago when he wowed crowd with his first windmill dunks.

He’s done nothing but shine since then as he’s led the Jazz to new heights with his scoring, playmaking and leadership.

With this extension locked in, Utah has the chance to build around him for the next five years and do everything they can to take advantage of his transcendent play.

For his career Donovan Mitchell has averaged 22.7 points, 4.1 rebounds and 4.0 assists. Last season Mitchell had a career year averaging 24 points, 4.4 rebounds and 4.3 assists. In the bubble playoffs Mitchell was at an MVP level of play averaging 36 points, 5 rebounds and 4.9 assists while shooting 52% from the field and 51% from three.

The sky is the limit from here on out with Mitchell, the only question is how far can he take the Jazz. From day one he’s quieted the doubters and there’s no reason to believe he won’t continue his rise. Jazz fans are very lucky to be along for the ride.

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