Cleveland Cavaliers player Donovan Mitchell was drafted into the NBA in 2017 by the Denver Nuggets but got traded to the Utah Jazz. As a rookie, Donovan signed his first contract with the Jazz for 4-years worth $14.56 million. Following this he then signed an extended 5-year contract worth $163,000,300 in 2020 with an annual average salary of $32,600,060. However, it is expected that he could hit around $195 million.
Donovan’s total earnings for 6 seasons played with Utah Jazz accounts for $74,477,976. For the current 2022-23 season he will earn a base salary of $30,351,780. In 2022 he got retained for $1,685,910, however, he chose to stick with the Cavaliers. In his rookie year, he earned a salary of $2,621,280 followed by $3,111,480 in 2018. For the next two seasons, in 2020 and 2021 he earned $3,408,525 and $5,195,501 respectively.
Utah Jazz contract extensions this offseason!
— TimeoutSPORTS__ (@TimeoutSPORTS3) December 20, 2020
However, Donovan will become an unrestricted free agent after his fourth season with the Cavs. The deal also includes a $37.1 million player option at the end of the contract. Having talked about his contract in detail, let’s take a look at Donovan Mitchell’s performance for the current season.
A look at Donovan Mitchell’s 2022-23 season
Donovan Mitchell’s career with the Utah Jazz provided him with a lot of space for improvement and growth in the 6 seasons. As a rookie, he made a career-high 41 points against the New Orleans Pelicans, the first ever to score by a Jazz player. Besides this, in just six playoffs game, he made around 171 points becoming the third-most ever to score by a rookie.
Donovan Mitchell sets a @UtahJazz rookie record with his 41-point performance. Who among active players dropped 40 as rookies? LeBron, Melo, KD, Blake (x 2), Steph, Eric Gordon (enjoy) pic.twitter.com/9vFH8roL8g
— NBA History (@NBAHistory) December 4, 2017
Fast forward to the current season, the 27-year-old was traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers on September 1, 2022. He made his debut for the Cavaliers scoring 31 points against Toronto Raptors following his 41 points against the Boston Celtics. It was on January 2, 2023, when Mitchell scored his career-high 71 points against the Chicago Bulls. He became the seventh player in the history of the NBA to score above 70 points. However, in the same month, he was named as a starter in the Eastern Conference at the 2023 NBA All-Star.
71 PTS in a game (Most in Cavs history)
245 3FG (Most in Cavs history)
13 40+ point games (Most in Cavs history)
31 30+ point games (7th Most in Cavs history)
28.3 PPG (5th Highest in Cavs history) pic.twitter.com/Wb8mL6zVuk
— Jason Smith (@BrewsterHoops) April 10, 2023
Mitchell’s performances with the Cavaliers have become an important asset for the team. With such great scores being put up by him, one can see the growth of a future NBA star. It’s now up to Donovan’s skills and ability to consistently perform well in the matches that will see him being rewarded for the same in the future.