“Went Screaming Around Golf Course”: Donovan Mitchell’s Bizarre Reaction to Blockbuster Cavaliers Trade Revealed

Published 09/02/2022, 11:05 AM EDT
Dec 25, 2021; Salt Lake City, Utah, USA; Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell (45) reacts to making a basket and being fouled in the fourth quarter against the Dallas Mavericks at Vivint Arena. Mandatory Credit: Rob Gray-USA TODAY Sports

The Cleveland Cavaliers made the biggest move of the offseason so far yesterday. They traded for Utah Jazz star Donovan Mitchell in a move that makes them one of the contenders in the East. And when Mitchell heard about the trade, he was so excited that he ran across the golf course screaming.

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The Cavs pulled the trigger for Mitchell’s trade as they were desperate to get back to the top. They sent Lauri Markkanen, Collin Sexton, Ochair Agbaji, three first-round picks, and two pick swaps. All for the three-time all-star, who was looking for a move away.

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Donovan Mitchell’s insane reaction to his trade

The Jazz have been in rebuilding mode as they have sent away Rudy Gobert and a few of their starters. Moreover, they were looking to trade away Mitchell. They finally got what they wanted when the Cavs broke the bank for him.

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However, Mitchell went crazy when he heard about the trade. Not because of who was in it, but rather who wasn’t. When he found out that Darius Garland, Kevin Love, Evan Mobley, and Jarret Allen weren’t included in the deal, he was ecstatic. And he then went screaming around the golf course.

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The Cavs ensured that they did not give away the stars of the future and they got Mitchell as well. The Cavs have now three all-stars from last year and a potential superstar in Evan Mobley. They still have Kevin Love and Caris LeVert, along with Issac Okoro and Ricky Rubio.

Jun 18, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell (45) sits on the scorers table during the closing minute of the LA Clippers win in game six in the second round of the 2021 NBA Playoffs at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports

This means that the Cavs held onto the majority of the core and they strengthened their squad. They did give away a fair share of picks but the Cavs want to win now and they are desperate to get back to the top.

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The Cavs have arguably one of the best starting 5 in the league right now. They will have to figure out how to integrate Mitchell into the lineup. But regardless of that, the Cavs pulled the trigger on the biggest move in the NBA this offseason and they are looking dangerous. The East just got itself a new contender and Mitchell will be raring to go for the Cavs.

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Vishwesha Kumar

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Vishwesha Kumar is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. Holder of a Bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering, Vishwesha has been writing content for about 3 years now. He has been following the NBA for nearly 10 years, since first starting off in the year 2012.

Edited By: Pritam Priyedarshi

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