The Utah Jazz and Donovan Mitchell plan to finalize a maximum rookie contract extension when free agency opens, according to Yahoo Sports’ Chris Haynes.
Mitchell showcased his worthiness like never before during the Jazz’s seven-game series against the Denver Nuggets. The 23-year-old All-Star averaged 36.3 points (first in the NBA during the first round) on 50-50-90 shooting splits. His run ended Tuesday after the Jazz’s 80-78 Game 7 loss.
A rookie max extension will approximately be valued at $170 million over five years this offseason, Haynes notes. The free agency period is expected to begin in October.