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NBA Jazz star guard Mitchell at Cavaliers: reports

NEW YORK, USA, Sept. 1 – Three-time NBA All-Star guard Donovan Mitchell was traded from the Utah Jazz to the Cleveland Cavaliers on Thursday for three players and three NBA draft picks, according to multiple reports.

The deal, reported by ESPN and The Athletic, comes two months after the Jazz traded French superstar Rudy Gobert to the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Cleveland will send Collin Sexton, 7-foot Finnish forward Lauri Markkanen, Ochai Agbaji, a 22-year-old American guard and their first draft pick this year, along with three future first-round picks and two pick trades to the Jazz.

Sexton, a 23-year-old American guard, would sign a four-year contract and a trade deal worth $72 million on his way to the Jazz.

Neither club immediately confirmed the move, but Mitchell, nicknamed Spider, retweeted Cleveland All-Star guard Darius Garland’s tweet “10 and (spider emoji)” with exclamation points.

Combined with the Gobert trade haul, the Jazz got seven first-round NBA Draft picks and three pick trades from 2023-2029 along with nine players, including 2022 first-round selections.

Mitchell averaged 25.9 points and 4.2 rebounds last season along with career highs of 5.3 assists and 1.5 steals.

He joins a Cavaliers roster with Garland and 2022 All-Star center Jarrett Allen and 2022 All-Rookie forward Evan Mobley.

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The Jazz had winning seasons and went to the playoffs in each of Mitchell’s five years at Utah, but never reached the Western Conference Finals and only reached the second round twice. playoffs.

Mitchell signed a five-year contract extension worth $163 million in November 2020.

The Jazz are reportedly considering a deal with the New York Knicks involving Canadian forward RJ Barrett.

As Mitchell’s trade to the Cavs was unveiled, the Knicks announced a contract extension for 22-year-old Barrett, Knicks President Leon Rose calling him “a centerpiece of our team’s foundation.”