Rookie of the year went to Ben Simmons this year, but Donovan Mitchell continues to up his stock— both on and off the court.
This week in sports has been terrible with the Ohio State’s domestic abuse claims and J.R. being wanted for questioning by the NYPD for allegedly throwing a fan’s phone. But Mitchell is turning the week around after spotting someone in need at an Apple store. The story goes that while shopping, the 21-year-old spotted someone attempting to repair an iPhone but he couldn’t afford the hefty price tag for it. Mitchell overheard what was going on and decided to cover the cost.
The Utah Jazz player confirmed the story to be true a few hours after the heartwarming story went public.
The Utah Jazz baller can afford these good deeds as he’s currently on a rookie contract worth around $5.7 million. His contract is set to expire after the 2021 season but if Mitchell is able to lead a team in the regular season and postseason the way he did this year, a supermax extension could definitely be in his future. Joel Embiid and Devin Booker, for example, were drafted only a few years ago but have proven to be effective so early in their careers that the respective franchises saw the potential and knew it’d be a smart investment to lock them down long-term.
In just his first season, he and the Jazz knocked out the Russell Westbrook-led Oklahoma City Thunder in the first round of the playoffs and he dropped 40 points in a game— and he’s only getting better.