REPORT: Jazz exercise 2020-21 team options on Donovan Mitchell, Tony Bradley
Mitchell and Bradley are now a lock to stay with the team for at least until the 2020-21 season.
The Utah Jazz announce they have exercised the 2020-21 team options on Donovan Mitchell and Tony Bradley.
— JD Shaw (@JShawNBA) October 18, 2019
Mitchell, the 13th pick in the 2017 NBA Draft, has been one of the most surprising players in the NBA. He immediately became one of the best guards in the league, establishing himself as Utah’s cornerstone alongside two-time Defensive Player of the Year Rudy Gobert.
Last season, Mitchell averaged 23.8 points, 4.1 rebounds, and 4.2 assists in 77 games for the Jazz.
Bradley was the 28th pick in 2017, but he still hasn’t found a decent amount of playing time in his two years in the league. He has only suited up in a total of nine NBA games in his career, including three last season where he averaged 5.7 points and 5.0 rebounds.
It is unclear if he’ll get more opportunities this season, but the fact that the Jazz exercised his team option is an indication that the team hasn’t given up on him just yet.
Utah has a stacked roster heading to the 2019-20 campaign. They are expected to be one of the best teams in the Western Conference, but it is unclear if they will be good enough to win the championship.
The addition of Mike Conley and the constant improvement of Gobert will definitely help them win more games, but a significant part of their success will still depend on how good Mitchell will be moving forward.