Donovan Mitchell 3rd-Year Option Reportedly Exercised by Jazz

PORTLAND, OR - OCTOBER 7: Donovan Mitchell #45 of the Utah Jazz looks on before the game against the Portland Trail Blazers on October 7, 2018 at the Moda Center in Portland, Oregon. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2018 NBAE (Photo by Sam Forencich/NBAE via Getty Images)

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File this in the no-brainer section: The Utah Jazz have exercised their third-year option on guard Donovan Mitchell‘s rookie contract.

The Jazz had until opening night to make a decision on the option, which had no chance of being declined. Mitchell, 22, will make $5.2 million in the 2019-20 season. The Jazz also hold a fourth-year option on his contract, as is standard with first-round picks.

Mitchell had a spectacular 2017-18 season where he became just the fourth rookie in the last decade (Joel Embiid, Blake Griffin, Tyreke Evans) to average 20 points per game as a rookie.

     

This article will be updated to provide more information on this story as it becomes available.

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October 10, 2018 at 06:13PM

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