The National Basketball Association (NBA) was shaken by an unexpected exchange – the Utah Jazz sent their leader to the East.
Adrian Wojnarowski announces that the Salt Lake City team gave in return Donovan Mitchell For the Cleveland Cavaliers.
The Cleveland Cavaliers have acquired Donovan Mitchell in a trade, sources tell ESPN.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) September 1, 2022
The Cleveland club gave for D. Mitchell Collin Sexton, Lauri Markkanen, Ochai Agbaji, three first-round picks in the first round of the NBA Draft and the opportunity to trade picks twice.
The Cavaliers got the star for a long time, as his new 5-year, 163 million United States (US) dollar contract took effect just last summer. Only in 2025 will he be able to decide whether he wants to test the free agent market.
Meanwhile, C.Sexton signed after 4 years for 72 million. USD contract.
Sources: Collin Sexton is signing a four-year, $72 million contract via sign-and-trade to the Utah Jazz.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) September 1, 2022
The 25-year-old 185 cm tall D. Mitchell’s numbers in Utah are 34 minutes, 25.9 points (36 percent of three-pointers), 4.2 rebounds and 5.3 assists.
The defender made his NBA debut in 2017 and so far has defended the honor of only one team, interspersed among the leaders of the Utah team already in the first season. It is true that the team’s success was limited – in five attempts they failed to overcome the second round of the playoffs.
Meanwhile, the 25-year-old, 211 cm tall Finn collected 14.8 points (36 percent three-pointers), 5.7 rebounds and 1.3 assists in 31 minutes last season.
The 23-year-old 185 cm tall C. Sexton missed most of the season due to a missing meniscus. He managed to play only 11 games and collected 16 points (24 percent from three-pointers), 3.3 rebounds and 2.1 assists in 29 minutes.
The 22-year-old 196 cm tall O.Agbaji was drafted with the 14th overall pick in this year’s NBA draft and is still waiting to make his debut in the league. He is most valued for his long-range shooting abilities.