Donovan Mitchell improves Cleveland’s chances

Donovan Mitchell improves Cleveland's chances

After a blockbuster trade for Donovan Mitchell, many are expecting a much improves Cleveland Cavaliers for the next NBA season. Cleveland traded Lauri Markkanen, Collin Sexton, Ochai Agbaji, three first-round picks, and two swaps. Mitchell spent the first five years of his career with Utah Jazz before they traded him. He was also a part of the NBA Allstar for three years.

In fact, before this trade, countless rumors of him being traded was circling since early July. Mitchell, all throughout his career with the Jazz, has been outstanding and played important roles. In fact, he managed to bring the Jazz for five straight playoff appearances. Now that he will join Cleveland, he needs to step up his game more. The team he will be joining is still on their continuous search of themselves after Lebron James transferred. Pressure and expectations will hunt Mitchell during his first days as a Cavalier.

Cleveland was struggling ever since guys like Lebron James and Kyrie Irving left the team. Since then, it is rare to see their team entering the playoffs. Surprisingly, Cleveland entered the play-in tournament last season. With the trade of Mitchell, the team is expected to contend for the playoffs. In short, expectations were suddenly higher for the Cleveland because of their new recruit.

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The arrival of Donovan in Cleveland is believed to complete Cleveland’s journey in their search of the perfect candidate to complete them. Complete in a way that they will finally be a contender once again in the playoffs. During the era of Kevin Love, Lebron James, and Kyrie Irving with Cleveland, those were their prime years of the team. However, when Kyrie Irving and Lebron James left the team, that was the start of the team’s downfall.

With Donovan Mitchell in their roster this season, Cleveland is now at the right direction, at the right time.

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