Utah Jazz all-star guardian Donovan Mitchell has agreed to a five-year rookie extension worth up to $ 195 million, agents Ty Sullivan and Austin Brown of CAA Sports told ESPN.
Mitchell, 24, quickly became one of the most explosive and beloved young players in the NBA, a cornerstone of the jazz organization.
The deal includes a 30% escalator clause that would convert the guaranteed base of $ 163 million to $ 195 million should Mitchell be elected to one of the three All-NBA teams. The deal also includes a player option after year four, sources told ESPN's Bobby Marks.
Maximum extension talks moved quickly, with Sullivan and Brown finalizing terms with Jazz President Dennis Lindsey and General Manager Justin Zanik on Sunday morning.
Mitchell has a career average of 22.7 points and 4.0 assists in the regular season and was even better in the playoffs.
Mitchell has averaged 27.3 points in 23 career playoff games, including 36.3 points in last season's seven-game loss to the Denver Nuggets when he was the only player in NBA history to be Michael Jordan and Allen Iverson switched games by more than 50 points in a playoff series.
During his runner-up Rookie of the Year campaign, Mitchell became the first rookie since Carmelo Anthony, who was the top scorer on a playoff team with a record win, averaging 20.5 points per game. His average scoring has increased each season. Last season, he averaged 24.0 points per game while also posting career bests in assists (4.3 per game), field goal percentage (0.449), 3 point percentage (0.366) and free throw percentage ( 0.863).
Utah expects to have one of the best teams in the Western Conference this season, a list that includes the return of striker Derrick Favors and the re-signing of security guard Jordan Clarkson.
Mitchell is the second member of the 2017 NBA draft class to commit to maximum renewal. De & # 39; Aaron Fox, the Guardian of the Sacramento Kings, agreed to a five-year guaranteed $ 163 million contract that could also climb to $ 195 million by reaching the All-NBA escalators.
Boston Celtics star Jayson Tatum is another young All-Star Draft Class who is expected to be offered a set maximum contract renewal.