It was a matter of time and we finally got the second 'max-extension' from the offseason, and it happens to be also from another player of the 2017 NBA Draft Class.
Just a couple of days after De'Aaron Fox signed a five-year extension with the Sacramento Kings, not it was Donovan Mitchell's turn.
The Guard reached an agreement with the Utah Jazz to a five-year, $195M designated rookie max extension, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported.
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
'Woj' also stated that the deal includes a 30% escalator clause that would turn the guaranteed $163 million base into $195 million should Mitchell be voted onto one of the three All-NBA teams.
Mitchell, who has career averages of 22.7 points and 4.0 assists in the regular season, has performed even better while playing under the bright lights in the playoffs. He has averaged 27.3 points in 23 career playoff games.
Although the Jazz still haven't been able to make an impact in the Western Conference, they have had impressive performances in the playoffs. Last season, Mitchell joined Michael Jordan and Allen Iverson as the only players in NBA history to have a pair of 50-plus-point games in a playoff series.
During his short tenure in the league, Mitchell has made a name for himself. Not only has he won the Rookie of The Year Award, he has also been named an All-Star as well as winning the 2018 Slam Dunk Contest.
Multiple current and former players around the league showed their excitement for Mitchell's extension.
Hefty bag!!! https://t.co/OpV5gaJfGd— Bradley Beal (@RealDealBeal23) November 22, 2020
@spidadmitchell Yes Sir Lil Bro!!! Now go get everything else we talked about 🤝— DWade (@DwyaneWade) November 22, 2020