Donovan Mitchell and the Utah Jazz were busy figuring out a viable trade angle. The Jazz wanted a trade that could bring fresh blood to the team along with some good draft picks.
Mitchell seemed like a match made in heaven for the New York Knicks. However, RJ Barrett signed a huge extension with the team, which complicated things even further.
ESPN reports that the Jazz traded Mitchell to the Cleveland Cavaliers. Adrian Wojnarowski took to Twitter in order to reveal the news. The Cavaliers is a team full of fresh, talented players. The terms of the trade dictate that the Jazz is getting three first-round picks, two pick swaps, and three players.
The Cleveland Cavaliers have acquired Donovan Mitchell in a trade, sources tell ESPN.
Cleveland will send three unprotected first round picks and two pick swaps as part of the deal to Utah for Mitchell, sources tell ESPN.
Full trade: Utah is trading Donovan Mitchell to Cleveland for Lauri Markkanen, Ochair Agbaji, Collin Sexton, three unprotected first-round picks and two pick swaps, sources tell ESPN.
Sexton has agreed to a sign-and-trade deal to join Utah, sources said.
Sexton was supposed to be penning a deal with the Cavaliers. However, he has since then agreed to get on board with the Jazz. The team is sizing up in a massive way, which spells bad news for their competitors.
The three players heading off to the Jazz are Collin Sexton, Lauri Markkanen, and Ochair Agbaji. The deal is very fruitful for both the Cavaliers and the Jazz. With Mitchell on board, the Cavaliers are up for making the playoffs.
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