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Report: Donovan Mitchell agrees to five-year, $195 million max extension

Utah Jazz G set to sign the designated rookie max contract to hang around for a while.

Donovan Mitchell of the Utah Jazz looks on during the game against the Denver Nuggets during Round One, Game Seven of the NBA Playoffs on September 1, 2020 at the AdventHealth Arena at ESPN Wide World Of Sports Complex in Orlando, Florida.  Photo by Garrett Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images

Utah Jazz G Donovan Mitchell has agreed to a five-year, $195 million designated rookie max extension, per ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Mitchell is entering the final year of his rookie contract and is eligible to sign the max extension when the window opening up at noon ET on Sunday.

The All-Star guard is fresh off leading the Jazz to the playoffs after averaging 24 points per game in his third NBA season. Woj is also reporting that the deal is for $163, but can increase up to $195 if Mitchell meets the All-NBA criteria this season.

At 24 years old, Mitchell is one of the budding young guards in the League. He made his first All-Star game in 2019-20 and has averaged at least 20 points per game in all three of his NBA seasons thus far. After the Jazz agreed to deals with G Jordan Clarkson and C Derrick Favors on Friday, their main priority had turned to locking up Mitchell and C Rudy Gobert, who is also eligible for an extension. Might he be the next player to re-up in Utah?