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Donovan Mitchell ‘traded to Cleveland Cavaliers’ in BLOCKBUSTER deal as Utah Jazz receives package headlined by Collin Sexton and three first-round picks for All-Star guard
- Donovan Mitchell has been sent to the Cavs for a huge trade catch
- The Jazz continue their summer of rebuilding after previous trade with Rudy Gobert
- The Cavs Are Giving Up Significant Design Capital in the All-Star Deal
The Donovan Mitchell saga is over and his destination is said to be the Cleveland Cavaliers, according to ESPN.
The Jazz, who also traded All-Star center Rudy Gobert earlier this season, will receive Collin Sexton, Lauri Markkanen, Ochair Agbaji, three unprotected first-round picks and two pick swaps in exchange for the talented young guard, reports say.
As part of the deal, Sexton, who was previously a restricted free agent, will sign a $72 million four-year contract through a sign-and-trade with Utah, according to the athletic.
Donovan Mitchell’s next team will be the Cleveland Cavaliers, ending months of speculation
That deal is fully guaranteed.
Utah will receive Cleveland’s 2025, 2027 and 2029 picks — all unprotected — and picks swaps in 2026 and 2028, ESPN said.
Mitchell was heavily linked to the New York Knicks this season, but they apparently decided the price was too high for the 25-year-old.
A Bleacher Report report Thursday said the… Last bid from Knicks including two unprotected first round picks.
A potential trade for Mitchell was also complicated by the extension the team handed to RJ Barrett on Monday, worth up to $120 million over four years.