Donovan Mitchell: Cleveland Cavaliers purchase NBA All-Star from Utah Jazz in blockbuster commerce, in accordance with stories

Mitchell later tweeted an image of himself as a toddler carrying Cleveland gear and shared his excitement about enjoying with new teammate Darius Garland, seemingly confirming the transfer.

Based on the stories, the Cavs traded Lauri Markkanen, Collin Sexton, Ochai Agbaji, three unprotected first-round picks (2025, 2027 and 2029) and two decide swaps (2026 and 2028) to the Utah Jazz for Mitchell.

Sexton agreed to a four-year, $72 million contract with Utah in a sign-and-trade deal, his agent informed ESPN.

The transfer confirmed the rebuilding challenge underway in Utah after it has reached the playoffs for the previous six seasons however did not advance previous the second spherical.

Thus far this summer season, the Jazz have accepted the resignation of coach Quin Snyder, changing him with Will Hardy, and despatched All-Star heart and three-time Defensive Participant of the Yr Rudy Gobert to the Minnesota Timberwolves.

It is just the second time since 1977 {that a} staff has had two All-Stars change groups the next offseason, in accordance with the Elias Sports activities Bureau.

Following the trades of their two All-Star gamers, the Jazz now have 13 unprotected or calmly protected first-round picks by means of to 2029 and two 2022 first-round picks in Agbaji and Walker Kessler, who was acquired within the Gobert commerce.

Mitchell, a capturing guard, had beforehand been linked to his hometown staff, the New York Knicks, however they “temporarily walked away” from commerce talks, in accordance with Wojnarowski, and opted to signal RJ Barrett to a long-term extension as a substitute.

The 25-year-old was chosen within the first spherical of the 2017 NBA Draft out of the College of Louisville and averaged 25.9 factors per sport final season. Throughout his 5 seasons within the NBA, he has a 23.9 factors per sport scoring common.

With three years nonetheless left on his contract, Mitchell will assist kind the nucleus of the staff at Cleveland alongside fellow 2022 All-Stars Darius Garland and Jarrett Allen in addition to Rookie of the Yr runner-up Evan Mobley. Solely the defending champion Golden State Warriors can even boast three 2022 All-Stars on their roster.

CNN has reached out to the Cavaliers and Jazz for remark.