3 burning questions following the Cavs’ Donovan Mitchell trade

Donovan Mitchell, Utah Jazz. Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images
Donovan Mitchell, Utah Jazz. Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images /
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Donovan Mitchell, Utah Jazz. (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images) /

The Cleveland Cavaliers moved for Donovan Mitchell this past week via trade by moving Collin Sexton, Lauri Markkanen, and a significant amount of draft capital.

Donovan Mitchell is a perennial All-Star who is consistently right up there in the All-NBA team selection conversations.

Mitchell brings much of the scoring load that the Cavs so desperately needed all of last season as he averages just a hair short of 24 points per game for his career and recently finished the past season sitting at just under 26 points per game.

He would be first on the team in points per game by over 4 points per game if he were on the Cavaliers roster last season, which is notable as the second leading scorer on the Cavs right now is sitting at a measly 16.1 points per game.

An obvious improvement in that regard.

On top of this, the Cavs had two All-Stars last year in Darius Garland and Jarrett Allen with Evan Mobley being just outside of the conversation, with the young big man improving this year, he could be in that conversation as well next year.

The Cavaliers already had a top tier defense last season, but this year they added Robin Lopez and Raul Neto while Allen and Mobley will both most likely improve as well.

These additions will also improve the depth, another advantage for the Cavs even after trading away two starting caliber players and a first-round pick in Ochai Agbaji.

All of this supplies the star-studded backcourt of Darius Garland and Donovan Mitchell with the tools they need to bring The Land back to the NBA Finals and possibly win one or maybe even more.

This possibility still does not stop the fact that there is still no shortage of burning questions surrounding the Cavs despite their four All-Star caliber players.