Jazz To Trade Donovan Mitchell To Cavaliers

This Cavaliers have agreed with jazz and will receive satellite Donovan Mitchellthe source told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski (twitter link).

According to Wojnarowski (via twitter), as part of the deal, Cleveland will send Utah three unprotected first-round picks and two picks in exchange. Laurie Markkanenfirst-round pick Ochai Agbagiand Collin Sexton According to Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports, they are also headed to the Jazz in a blockbuster trade (twitter link).

Sexton is a restricted free agent, so he needs to be signed and traded as part of the deal. According to Shams Charania of The Athletic, his new contract with the Jazz will be worth 72mm over four years and will be fully guaranteed (Twitter Link).

Three first-round picks heading to Utah will be in 2025, 2027 and 2029, as Cleveland has credited Indiana with its lottery-protected 2023 first-rounder, as ESPN’s Bobby Marks tweets. The Jazz will have the ability to trade first-round picks with the Cavaliers in 2026 and 2028, tweets Wojnarowski.

Arizona Sports 98.7’s John Gambadoro first identified the Cavaliers as a team interested in Mitchell last week, while SNY.tv’s Ian Begley then reported that Cleveland had already reached a deal with Utah. The three-time All-Star guard “bottomed out.”

Still, today’s news came as a surprise. Begley reported on Friday that the Cavaliers were pulling out of Mitchell’s talks, while ESPN’s Brian Windhorst said Cleveland had made it clear to the Jazz in earlier discussions: Darius Garland, Evan Mobleyand Jarrett Allen not on the table. That seems to make it difficult for the Cavaliers to reach Utah’s asking price.

However, the Cavaliers’ package will include most of the other noteworthy assets at their disposal, including all of their tradable first-round picks, this year’s 14th overall pick (Agbaji), and a distance of 24.3 points per game Sexton is just a year away. Shooting .475/.371/.815 in PPG and 4.4 APG in 60 games (35.3 MPG).

With Mitchell, Garland, Mobley and Allen at the core, the Cavaliers will be led by a star duo — one offensive-minded in the backcourt and one to protect the rim in the frontcourt.

All of these cornerstone players will be on multi-year contracts. Garland signed a new five-year extension this off-season, Mobley’s rookie deal runs until 2025, Allen is on the second year of a five-year deal, and Mitchell is locked in at least until 2024/25 ( He has player options for ’25/26).

This Knicks They’ve long been seen as Mitchell’s front-runners, but according to Bleacher Report’s Jake Fischer (twitter link).Unprotected first-round picks and swap rights have been trading chips Danny Ainge And most coveted by the Jazz, they got a similar return in exchange for Rudy Gobert earlier this summer.

The Knicks and Jazz were reportedly at an impasse earlier this week, with the Knicks setting an unofficial deadline Monday night to either agree to a Mitchell trade or extend it RJ Barrett, in several permutations of the Mitchell deal, he was discussed as a possible central figure.New York final decision Signed Barrett to renewwhich complicates wage matching in potential deals and puts those deal talks on hold for now because of the poison pill clause.

While the Knicks and Jazz are expected to reconnect in the coming weeks, their stalemate opens the door for the Cavaliers GM Kobe Ultraman Back to Utah General Manager Justin Zanickaccording to Wojnarowski, who said (via twitter) The two teams “regrouped” the trade they had been discussing in previous weeks.

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