Donovan Mitchell, Utah Jazz reportedly agree to maximum contract extension

Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell (45) smiles during a timeout as the Utah Jazz and the Miami Heat play in an NBA basketball game at Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020. Utah won 116-101.

Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell (45) smiles during a timeout as the Utah Jazz and the Miami Heat play in an NBA basketball game at Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020. Utah won 116-101. | Scott G Winterton, Deseret News

Donovan Mitchell will be staying with the Utah Jazz for a long time to come.

ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported Sunday morning that Mitchell and the Jazz have agreed to a five-year contract extension that guarantees Mitchell will be paid $163 million and could get up to $195 million over the course of the deal.

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

The deal will begin next season, so it does not affect Utah’s salary cap situation this season. Sunday is the first day extensions can be formally signed. The two sides had until Dec. 21 to agree to a deal, but it was largely assumed it would happen quickly.

Mitchell unexpectedly burst onto the scene as a rookie in 2017 after being selected 13th overall in that year’s NBA draft. He finished second in Rookie of the Year voting for that campaign and was named an All-Star for the first time earlier this year.

This story will be updated.

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