According to sources, the Utah Jazz have traded NBA All-Star guard Donovan Mitchell to the Cleveland Cavaliers.
The Utah Jazz have completed the demolition phase of their rebuild.
Two months to the day after trading All-NBA center Rudy Gobert to the Minnesota Timberwolves, the Jazz will trade All-Star guard Donovan Mitchell to the Cleveland Cavaliers,
Cleveland will send Colin Sexton, Lauri Markkanen and Ochai Agbaji to Utah, but that's hardly the haul Jazz boss Danny Ainge wanted in exchange for Mitchell. Ainge wanted draft picks, and he got three unprotected first-rounders and two first-round swaps in the deal, according to multiple reports.
That means Utah received a total of seven first-round draft picks (six unprotected) and three first-round pick swaps. That's in addition to two first-round picks from this year's draft (Agbaji and Walker Kessler), Sexton, Markkanen, Malik Beasley, Jarred Vanderbilt and Leandro Bolmaro. The Jazz also received Patrick Beverley in the Gobert trade, dealing the veteran defensive specialist to the Los Angeles Lakers in exchange for talent Horton-Tucker and Stanley Johnson.
Sexton, a free agent, will sign a four-year, $72 million contract to make the trade possible, Haynes said.
According to ESPN, the Donovan Mitchell story is ended, and he will join the Cleveland Cavaliers.
According to sources, the Jazz will receive Collin Sexton, Lauri Markkanen, Ochair Agbaji, three unprotected first-round selections, and two pick swaps in return for the outstanding young guard. They also moved All-Star center Rudy Gobert earlier this summer.
Mitchell has been strongly connected to the New York Knicks this summer, but the price was just too steep for the 25-year-old.