Cavs’ Donovan Mitchell, Grizzlies’ Jaren Jackson Jr. Named Union VPs

Cavaliers guard Donovan Mitchell and Grizzlies center/forward Jaren Jackson Jr. have been named vice-presidents of the NBA Players Association, per Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.Donovan Mitchell

Mitchell, 26, is in his first season with the Cavs and a four-time All-Star. He is averaging career-highs of 27.3 points and 48 percent shooting. That includes a 71-point eruption in a win over the Bulls to start the New Year.

Jackson, 23, is averaging 16.9 points and a career-high 6.7 rebounds, shooting 50 percent from the field. The son of former NBA guard Jaren Jackson, he made the All-Star team for the first time this season, his fourth in the league.

Both Mitchell and Jackson Jr. will serve three-year terms, Wojnarowski noted. Celtics forward and new NBPA first vice president Grant Williams will serve a four-year term. 

The NBA and union are trying to reach a deal on a new collective-bargaining agreement prior to the March 31 opt-out deadline.

“I would just say it’s an absolute priority for us as well to get a deal done as soon as possible,” Silver said at All-Star Weekend in Salt Lake City, via Tim Bontemps of ESPN. “It’s my hope that the deal will be done by (March 31)”

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