Report: Jazz to Sign Donovan Mitchell to Max Extension


When free agency opens in October, the Utah Jazz and Donovan Mitchell are expected to agree on a max extension. Per Yahoo! Sports’ Chris Haynes, the deal is expected to be worth roughly $155-170 million across five seasons.

The Jazz were eliminated from the NBA Bubble on Tuesday after a Game 7 loss to the Denver Nuggets. During the 2019-20 season, Mitchell averaged 24 points, 4.4 rebounds, and 4.3 assists per game. In the series against the Nuggets, the 23-year old averaged 36.3 points, 5.0 rebounds and 4.9 assists per contest. He became one of four players in NBA history to total 50+ points twice in the same playoff series.

Mitchell was selected with the 13th overall select by the Denver Nuggets in the 2017 NBA Draft. However, the Nuggets sent him to Utah in exchange for Trey Lyles and the 24th selection on draft night.

With the current pandemic, NBA free agency could be pushed back until October 18th.

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