With Donovan Mitchell officially in for the long run, the future in Utah looks bright.
Utah Jazz All-Star guard Donovan Mitchell has agreed to a five-year, $195 million designated rookie max extension, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
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
Wojnarowski reports that the deal is guaranteed for $163 million and could increase to $195 million if he meets All-NBA criteria for the 2020-2021 season.
Mitchell, who has established himself as Utah’s franchise centerpiece, was named an All-Star for the first time while averaging 24.0 points, 4.4 rebounds and 4.3 assists last season.
This is a huge win for the Utah Jazz and Donovan Mitchell.
Jazz get their franchise player under contract for the next six seasons (including this year) and Mitchell could earn up to $195.6 by making any of the All-NBA teams. https://t.co/y01eLEbO39
— Bobby Marks (@BobbyMarks42) November 22, 2020
“A dream does not become reality through magic it takes sweat, determination and hard work,” Mitchell wrote on Instagram after sharing a toast with CAA Basketball agent Ty Sullivan and some family members as the celebration continued.
Mitchell averaged 20.5 points as a rookie, then 23.8 points in his second season and 24.0 points last season as a third-year player who wound up making the All-Star team for the first time. And even though the Jazz lost in first round of this past season’s playoffs in a seven-game epic against Denver — the Nuggets rallied from a 3-1 series deficit — Mitchell was dazzling.
He averaged 36.3 points in that series, including 57 points — the third-highest scoring total by any player in an NBA playoff game — in Game 1 of the matchup. He followed that with a 51-point outburst in Game 4, a game where he and Denver’s Jamal Murray became the first duo with 50-point performances in the same playoff game; Murray had 50.
Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.