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The Utah Jazz have exercised their third-year options on point guard Donovan Mitchell and center Tony Bradley, the team announced in a pair of news releases.
Mitchell is a 6-foot-3 point guard and was the runner-up for Rookie of the Year after leading all rookies in scoring at 20.5 points per game. He joined David Robinson, Larry Bird, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Wilt Chamberlain as one of the last five rookies (and only guard) to lead their in scoring while the team won 45 or more games.
He also won the 2018 Slam Dunk Contest and averaged 24.4 points in 11 playoff games — making him the only rookie to average more than 20 points in the postseason since Tim Duncan did it in 1998.
Bradley is 6-11 and was selected with the No. 28 overall pick in the 2017 draft by the Los Angeles Lakers, then immediately traded to the Jazz. He appeared in nine games for the Jazz last season, spending most of his time with the Salt Lake City Stars of the G-League. He compiled averages of 15.4 points and 10.2 rebounds as a member of the Stars.