SALT LAKE CITY — Immediately following Utah's disappointing Game 7 playoff loss Tuesday, Donovan Mitchell issued a warning to the rest of the NBA after the playoff series in which the guard took the next step to superstardom.
"This is me scratching the surface," Mitchell said. `"I'll be back. We'll be back."
It appears Mitchell, 24, is keeping his word as Yahoo! Sports reports he and the Jazz are on the verge of agreeing to a max contact extension that will keep the third-year player in Utah for the next five years.
Chris Haynes reports the new deal will be signed when free agency opens in October. The contract is expected to bring Mitchell up to $160 million.
On top of two 50-point games, Mitchell averaged 36.3 points in Utah's first-round playoff series on 52% shooting.
He became only the fifth player in NBA history to score 50 or more twice in a single playoffs, joining Allen Iverson, Michael Jordan, Wilt Chamberlain and Jamal Murray, his counterpart during the Nuggets series.