Cleveland Cavs snag Donovan Mitchell
But does the deal raise their ceiling?
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BY DAVID THORPE
Well, that didn’t take long … looks like the Cleveland Cavaliers and I were thinking the same thing today:
But for front offices, it means now is the time to find an edge. A small improvement today could mean a title in June.
Granted, Donovan Mitchell is no small improvement. The Cavs just seized the day.
The Cavs’ deal for Mitchell ended up being similar to what the Timberwolves did with the Jazz for Rudy Gobert. The Jazz are getting Ochai Agbaji, Lauri Markkanen, and Collin Sexton along with unprotected first-round picks in 2025, 2027, and 2029, and pick swaps in 2026 and 2028. The Cavs get a soon-to-be-26-year-old star and prolific playoff scorer who will likely secure them a seat at the final table…
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