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�ESPN
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.