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Donovan Mitchell gets traded to the Cavaliers in a blockbuster deal

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher 

The Utah Jazz has finally traded Donovan Mitchell. The Jazz traded both of their stars this off-season. 

Rudy Gobert was traded to the Minnesota Timberwolves in July. Two months later, Mitchell was traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers. 

Former Utah Jazz superstar Donovan Mitchell looks on with the ball in his hand during a game
Donovan Mitchell looks on with the ball in his hand during a game (Photo by Donovan Mitchell/Facebook)

Lauri Markkanen, Collin Sexton, and Ochai Agbaji went back to the Jazz in the package. Utah also received three unprotected first-round draft picks and two draft swaps in the deal. 

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The Jazz now has 10 first-round draft picks from 2023 through 2029 from the two deals. Five first-round draft picks are unprotected, three pick swaps, one is Top 12 protected, and another is Top 5 protected. 

Utah also received Walker Kessler, Malik Beasley, Patrick Beverly, Leandro Bolmaro, and Jarred Vanderbilt. Beverly was swapped to the Los Angeles Lakers for Stanley Johnson and Talen Horton-Tucker.

Sexton has re-signed with the Jazz. He has received a four-year, $72 million deal. 

The 25-year-old Mitchell spent five seasons with the Jazz. He averaged 25.9 points per game last season. 

The 25-year-old Markkanen joins his third NBA team. He spent one season with the Cavaliers after being acquired in a previous deal with the Chicago Bulls. 

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He averaged 14.8 points per game in his lone season with the Cavaliers. 

The 23-year-old Sexton spent four seasons with the Cavaliers. He averaged 16 points per game last season. 

Agbaji was a first-round draft pick in the 2022 NBA Draft. 

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Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the Journalism field since August 2002. Since that time, Mr. Caruso has covered many marquee events. This includes 13 Heisman Trophy ceremonies, 2 Little World Series events, and one Army-Navy College Football game.
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