Utah Jazz notes: Donovan Mitchell’s first game jersey for sale

ALT LAKE CITY, UT - OCTOBER 18: Donovan Mitchell #45 of the Utah Jazz controls the ball in the first half while being defended by Mason Plumlee #24 of the Denver Nuggets during his NBA debut at Vivint Smart Home Arena on October 18, 2017 in Salt Lake City, Utah. (Photo by Gene Sweeney Jr./Getty Images)
ALT LAKE CITY, UT - OCTOBER 18: Donovan Mitchell #45 of the Utah Jazz controls the ball in the first half while being defended by Mason Plumlee #24 of the Denver Nuggets during his NBA debut at Vivint Smart Home Arena on October 18, 2017 in Salt Lake City, Utah. (Photo by Gene Sweeney Jr./Getty Images) /
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Utah Jazz news bits, including your chance to own the ultimate piece of Donovan Mitchell memorabilia and fireworks during the Jazz-Bucks game.

With each passing day, Utah Jazz rookie Donovan Mitchell is looking more and more like a future star. In his last game, Utah’s 121-108 win over the Milwaukee Bucks, the No. 13 overall pick in June’s draft dropped 24 points on 9-of-16 shooting and hit a Jazz rookie record six 3-pointers in the game.

In other words, there’s no time like the present to hop onto Mitchell’s bandwagon. This is especially true if you’re into the memorabilia game, where a primo piece of Mitchell merch just hit the web.

For the next 17 days, Jazz fans have the opportunity to bid on an item that could one day be the holy grail of Mitchell swag — the jersey he wore during his NBA debut.

Earlier this week, the folks over at NBA Auctions put Mitchell’s debut duds on the market. 28 bids later, the price for the game-worn jersey has climbed to nearly $2600.

That’s definitely not cheap, even if you’re a serious collector. But if Mitchell becomes the kind of player many think he will, it could be a sound investment. We’re talking apples and oranges here, but the debut jersey of New York Yankees star Aaron Judge fetched a cool $160,000 at auction earlier this year.

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You can check out the listing at NBA Auctions. Bidding will close on December 14.

Antetokounmpo goes off

Speaking of the Jazz-Bucks game, there were some major fireworks during the game and I’m not talking about Utah’s franchise-record 18 3-pointers.

In case you missed it, Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo got into a verbal altercation with Milwaukee assistant coach Sean Sweeney during a timeout in the third quarter. I’m not the world’s greatest lip-reader, but Antetokounmpo appears to tell Sweeney, “I’ll f*** you up!” before being restrained by teammates.

Check it out —

On Sunday, Antetokounmpo downplayed the incident, saying “That’s what we do. We fight. We argue. At the end of the day we both want to win.”

Despite what he says, things are clearly less than awesome in Milwaukee.