Donovan Mitchell and Utah Jazz agree on $195 million extension

Utah Jazz guard Donanvan Mitchell has agreed to a five-year $195 million designated rookie maximum extension. The 24-year-old was taken with the 13th pick in the 2017 NBA boasts career averages of 22.7 points and 4.0 assists per game and quickly displayed that he was more than capable filling the void created by the departure of Gordon Hayward in free agency that same offseason. He has increased his scoring in each of his forest three seasons, averaging 24.9 ppg last season. Mitchell also picked up his level of play in…

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Knicks move up to No.23 with trade with Jazz

According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the New York Knicks and Utah Jazz have engaged in deal that will move the Knicks up in Wednesday’s NBA Draft. The Knicks are sending their No. 27 and No. 38 picks to the Jazz in exchange for the No. 23 picks. As icing on the cake, Utah is sending over the the draft rights to 2008 second-round pick Ante Tomic, 33, who is not expected to come to the NBA. The Knicks now have the No.8 and No. 23 selections.

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Utah Jazz to be sold to tech entrepreneur Ryan Smith

from the AP: SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The majority interest of the Utah Jazz is being sold to technology entrepreneur Ryan Smith, a move that when formally approved by the NBA will end the Miller family’s 35-year run as owners of the franchise. The Jazz said Wednesday that “definitive agreements” have been struck with Smith on the sale of the team, Vivint Arena, the team’s G League affiliate and management of a Triple-A baseball club. Part of those agreements call for the team to remain in Utah. Smith is a co-founder…

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Jazz’s Gobert, Mitchell, others health cleared

Rudy Gobert, Donovan Mitchell along with the rest of Utah Jazz players and personnel have been given a clean bill of health by the state’s Health Department, according to ESPN’s Tim Bontemps. Gobert was the first NBA player to test positive for COVID-19 and ridiculously and wrongly draw the ire of players, fans and even some media ( because apparently he purposely contracted the virus as part of some insidious plan to end the NBA season). This is good news and we hope this is a precursor for more healthy…

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Bojan Bogdanovic out against Lakers

Utah Jazz forward Bojan Bogdanovic will miss the team’s game against the Los Angeles Lakers Friday night with an left ankle sprained according to the Jazz’s injury report. Bogdanovic scored 16 points and suffered the injury in the Jazz’s season opening win against the Oklahoma City Thunder.

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