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Utah Jazz And Donovan Mitchell Will Finalize A Five Year $170 Million Max Contract

Mar 2, 2020; Cleveland, Ohio, USA; Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell (45) reacts in the fourth quarter against the Cleveland Cavaliers at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

Just hours after a heartbreaking Game 7 loss, Yahoo Sports’ Chris Haynes reports that Donovan Mitchell and the Utah Jazz will finalize a max contract extension worth $170-million over five years when free agency opens in mid-October.

Mitchell, who just finished his 3rd season for Utah, is one of the league�s bright young stars at age 23. He�s quickly established himself as the Jazz�s franchise player, topping 20 points per game and leading the Jazz to the postseason every year since entering the NBA in 2017.

Mitchell�s long-term commitment to the Jazz should come with no surprise. There was plenty of mutual interest at play, which Mitchell elaborated on after their game seven loss to the Nuggets.

�This isn’t the last of it. This is me scratching the surface. I know what I can do, how hard I’ve worked, how hard this team has worked. This won’t be the end of it,� said Donovan Mitchell�

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Donovan’s response to losing in the second round speaks volumes to Mitchell’s mentality as a player and his relationship with the Utah Jazz organization. He has unfinished business in Utah and is more than ready to get to work with a new contract underway.

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