The Utah Jazz have found their franchise player in Donovan Mitchell. Ever since he has been drafted by the team, he has kept on adding new levels to his game. This season, the 23-year-old has been finally awarded for his efforts.
The franchise has placed their trust in him and have signed him for a humongous contract. It will keep him locked with the team for the next five seasons.
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
This extension makes one of the highest paid players in the league. Mitchell is guaranteed to make $163 million from his contract. The remaining amount will be handed to him if he meets All-NBA criteria in the 2020-21 NBA season.
Regardless of the bonuses, this proves that the new owners trust the young star. They want him to lead the franchise to greater heights, with Mitchell being the centerpiece.
Even in the 2020 NBA playoffs, Mitchell shocked the world with his tremendous performances in the first round. Although they blew a 3-1 lead, it is only the beginning of the good things for Spida.
Twitter reacts to Utah Jazz handing Donovan Mitchell a mammoth contract
Naturally, this deal surprised some sections of the crowed. But most of the fans and players believe in Mitchell’s talent and reacted on Twitter in a positive way.
DINNER ON YOU @spidadmitchell 😂😂 Proud of you though bro!! ❤️ https://t.co/nVE9B7bT0S
— Eric Paschall (@epaschall) November 22, 2020
Hefty bag!!! https://t.co/OpV5gaJfGd
— Bradley Beal (@RealDealBeal23) November 22, 2020
I got more wine for sale if you need some @spidadmitchell 🤣 congrats https://t.co/2BriEXoZXm
— CJ McCollum (@CJMcCollum) November 22, 2020
Dinner on you next time we link😉💰🤣 @spidadmitchell https://t.co/TNkRAp5KY6
— Trae Young (@TheTraeYoung) November 22, 2020
@spidadmitchell Yes Sir Lil Bro!!! Now go get everything else we talked about 🤝
— DWade (@DwyaneWade) November 22, 2020
Donovan Mitchell right now pic.twitter.com/dtOhfrBKMA
— BRAHIMA 🇸🇳 (@diouf_brahima) November 22, 2020
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— KIDFRANKIE ✊🏾🏃🏾♂️ (@devante_tingle) November 22, 2020
Mitchell has been phenomenal for the Jazz in the last three seasons. Moreover, he made his first ever all-star selection in the 2019-20 NBA season. All things considered, he has earned that contract fairly.
But can he live up to the expectations that comes along with this hefty contract? We will find out in the coming seasons.
What’s next for the Utah Jazz?
Despite playing the best basketball of his short career, Mitchell failed to lead the Jazz post first round in 2020 NBA playoffs. In the 2020-21 NBA season, the competition will only get tougher all around the league.
The Jazz are definitely a playoff contender in the West, but they might be a few pieces away from being championship contenders. On the other side of spectrum, looking at Mitchell’s performances would give the team a sigh of relief.
In the coming years, if the Jazz build a great team around their star, they might have a chance to win it all. But what are your thoughts on Donovan Mitchell securing the money bag? Does he deserve it or is he being overpaid?
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