To get the obvious out of the way first, Donovan Mitchell will definitely be an All-Star, considering his long track record of four consecutive All-Star appearances since his third season in the NBA. Last season, Mitchell averaged a career-high 28.3 points with a strong 4.4 assists and 38.6 percent 3-point shot alongside. He was also named to his first All-NBA Second Team, making his inaugural Cavaliers season a career highlight for the veteran guard.
Not only did Mitchell have career averages, he set two franchise records with 71 points in a single game and 245 3-pointers made in a single season. Clearly, Mitchell has thrived thus far in Cleveland, and there is no reason to expect he will stop doing so next year.
Barring any unpredictable injuries or lapses, Spida Mitchell will see himself in the top of the Eastern Conference’s backcourt once again. Although Damian Lillard is now in the same conference, Mitchell still found himself in All-Star games in the Western Conference with Lillard back in his Jazz days. With Mitchell still improving every year, he is practically guaranteed a spot on the All-Star roster.
Next up is a player with a lot to prove and learn, who could soon be Cleveland’s best franchise player since LeBron.