Rumors: Donovan Mitchell will sign max contract before next season

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The Utah Jazz may reportedly come to an agreement on a five-year max contract with Donovan Mitchell in the near future.

“I can say with confidence that Mitchell loves Utah, has embraced the community and genuinely loves playing for the Jazz,” according to Tony Jones of The Athletic. “Mitchell will sign a max contract extension at some point before next season. That extension will kick in for him in year five, and he will be here for the length of his second contract. Anything can happen. But, I can certainly say with confidence that Mitchell loves it here.”

This doesn’t guarantee that Rudy Gobert will leave the Jazz, as it was reported earlier this month that Mitchell was frustrated with Gobert’s actions in the wake of his (Mitchell’s) positive coronavirus test.

The two can still work out their differences and the Jazz are hopeful that the bad feelings between the two will heal.