The Cleveland Cavaliers have reportedly acquired Donovan Mitchell in the final blockbuster trade of the summer before training camp starts, per Adrian Wojnarowski.
The Cleveland Cavaliers have acquired Donovan Mitchell in a trade, sources tell ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) September 1, 2022
Utah received Lauri Markkanen, Ochai Agbaji, Collin Sexton, three unprotected first-round picks, and two picks, according to Woj. Restricted free agent Sexton reportedly agreed to a sign-and-trade deal so the Cavs could move him to Utah.
Sexton has agreed to a sign-and-trade deal to join Utah, sources said.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) September 1, 2022
According to Woj, Cavs GM Koby Altman “circled back” with Utah GM Justin Zanik on Tuesday. The two teams negotiated a deal they had discussed previously. The Knicks declined to do a trade deal on Monday night after re-signing RJ Barrett, opening the door for Cleveland to secure a deal.
The epic trade makes Cleveland a more significant threat in the East as they form a Big 3 around Mitchell, their All-Star duo of Darius Garland and Jarrett Allen, and their future All-Star building block in Evan Mobley.