A very big trade in the NBA


The Cleveland Cavaliers acquired star Donovan Mitchell from the Utah Jazz on Thursday, notably giving in return three players, namely Collin Sexton, Lauri Markkanen and Ochai Agbaji.

According to various sources, including the ESPN network, Sexton signed a contract to then take the road to Salt Lake City. Separately, the Jazz will also receive three unprotected first-round picks, while the order of two selections will be reversed.

An NBA All-Star for the past three seasons, Mitchell averaged 25.9 points per game along with 5.3 assists and 4.2 rebounds. The right-handed shooter is averaging 23.9 points per outing since starting his Silver Tour career in 2017-18.

For his part, Sexton scored 16.0 points per game in the most recent season. This is a considerable drop from its 24.3 points in 2020-2021. For his part, Markkanen is a former Chicago Bulls who played only one year in Cleveland, averaging 14.8 points.

Finally, Agbaji was picked 14th overall in the 2022 NBA Draft. He led the Kansas University Jayhawks to the US National College Championship this year, being named the Final Four MVP.

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