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Report: Donovan Mitchell to sign rookie max contract extension with Utah Jazz

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Utah Jazz’s Donovan Mitchell celebrates a 3-point basket against the Denver Nuggets during the fourth quarter of Game 4 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series, Sunday, Aug. 23, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.

Kevin C. Cox, Associated Press

SALT LAKE CITY — It’s been largely seen as a formality as much as anything, but Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell will reportedly sign a rookie max contract extension with the team this offseason, according to Yahoo!’s Chris Haynes.

In a story published Wednesday that chronicled Mitchell’s past few months and an emotional Game 7 loss to the Denver Nuggets Tuesday night, Haynes dropped the contract tidbit, a deal that is expected to be for five years and approximately $170 million.

While Mitchell didn’t publicly say anything directly about the extension after Tuesday’s game, he did say that “this is just the beginning” of what he hopes is a long run of success with the Jazz.

According to StatMuse Tuesday night, Mitchell, in his third season in the NBA, became the first player in league history to average 35 points per game while shooting 50% on field goals and 3-pointers and 90% from the free-throw line.