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Cleveland Cavaliers acquire Utah Jazz star Donovan Mitchell

Cleveland Cavaliers acquire Utah Jazz star Donovan Mitchell

Cleveland Cavaliers acquire Utah Jazz star Donovan Mitchell in blockbuster trade

After the New York Knicks temporarily walked away on talks Monday night, the Cleveland Cavaliers aggressively acquired three-time All-Star guard Donovan Mitchell in a trade with the Utah Jazz on Thursday.

The Cavaliers are sending the Jazz forward Lauri Markkanen, rookie wing Ochai Agbaji, guard Collin Sexton, three unprotected first-round picks (2025, 2027 and 2029) and two pick swaps (2026 and 2028) for Mitchell, sources said.

Sexton  for $72 million signed a four year  deal to join the Jazz.

The deal transforms the Cavaliers into an Eastern Conference contender with potential staying power, adding Mitchell to a lineup that includes two 2022 All-Stars — guard Darius Garland and center Jarrett Allen — and Rookie of the Year runner-up Evan Mobley. As Utah in its updated roster with offseason trades of All-Star Rudy Gobert and now Mitchell, the franchise has 13 lightly protected first round picks through 2029 and two 2022 first-round picks. Utah plans to continue talks on leaving veterans, including Bojan Bogdanovic, Jordan Clarkson and Mike Conley, and could be approaching an Oklahoma City. Koby Altman had been in discussions with the Jazz recently, but ended talks when they couldn’t reach an agreement. Nevertheless, Altman approached general manager Justin Zanik(Utah) and started the talks again, sources said. Within 48 hours, they had a deal for Mitchell.
Cleveland Cavaliers acquire Utah Jazz star Donovan Mitchell
New York had resources that Utah preferred and the sides seemed to be moving to close a deal, but the Knicks balked on including Quentin in a trade with Barrett to acquire Mitchell. When guard Immanuel was proposed as a replacement for Grimes, Utah wanted three unprotected first-round picks as part of the deal — but New York would only do a third first-round pick that inclus top-five protections. Those packages would’ve included Milwaukee’s 2025 first-round pick, two second-round picks, two pick swaps and two expiring contracts from a third teamss. New York would’ve moved out Evan Fournier and a first-round pick to a third team to spare Utah taking on Fournier’s remaining $37 million. New York and Utah discussed numerous rounds of a Mitchell trade, including significant Knicks’ offer in early July prior to Mitchell signing his contract extension. Near the start of talks in early July, New York offered a package that would have included Barrett, Obi (Toppin), Robinson and three unprotected first round picks. Utah turned down that offer and Robinson signed his extension essentially eliminating the chances he could become a part of a deal. While in talks with Utah, New York president Rose was running a parallel negotiation with Bill Duffy the Barrett’s agent, on a rookie contract extension and set Monday night as deadline with the Jazz to get a deal or pause negotiations to finalize a new deal with Barrett. Barrett’s deal — four years and worth up to $120 million, added a deadly provision to his contract until next July and would’ve forced the Knicks and Jazz to restart talks with new deal parameters based on the extension. New York planned to continue pursuing Mitchell but the Jazz turned to the Cleveland discussions and never again engaged the Knicks in talks. The Knicks had made a calculated gamble that they could still get a deal done for Mitchell. Mitchell had been enthusiastic about the possibility of playing for the Knicks, sources said. Mitchell participated in trade talks after the Jazz moved Gobert to the Minnesota Timberwolves in the late July. Mitchell has averaged 23.9 points and 4.5 assists per game during his five-year career with the Jazz, and he has been an All-Star each of the past three seasons. He has four years and $134.9 million remaining on the maximum extension he signed during the 2020 offseason, though the final season is a player option for $37.1 million. Utah has made the playoffs the past six seasons, the longest current streak but has not advanced past the second round during that span. The organization has undergone major change in the wake of first-round exit against the Dallas Mavericks, including the resignation of Snyder(Coach), the hiring of Will Hardy to replace him and the trades of Gobert and starting forward Royce.

Some most asked questions about Donovan Mitchell and their answers

1- How tall is Donovan Mitchell?

As per data his height is 1.85 meters.

2- How old is Donovan Mitchell?

His date of birth is 7th September 1996 so currently Is 26 years old.

3- what he tweeted about Stephen Curry?
“Stephen Curry is now the all-time leader for 3-pointers made in the regular season with 2,974. He needed 511 fewer games than Ray Allen to break the record.”

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