On September 2, the NBA once again exposed a shocking deal, this time the protagonist is also the jazz star. After Gobert staged an unprecedented "one for nine" last time, Mitchell, another of jazz stars, also staged a "one for eight" trading scene.
The Cavaliers reportedly sent Out Sexton, Markkanen and rookie guard (14th pick in the 2022 first round) O'Baqi, as well as three unprotected first-round picks (2025, 2027 and 2029) and two first-round pick swaps (2026 and 2028), to get Mitchell from the Jazz.
In addition, Shams reported that Sexton was signed first and then traded, he first signed a 4-year, 72 million (fully guaranteed) contract with the Cavaliers, and then was traded to the Jazz.
James also called the deal for his old club: "It's really too strong!!!! Super cool. Mitchell and Garland also formed a new All-Star backcourt combination, which is also expected. Commentator Perkins tweeted: "On paper, the Cavaliers now have the best starting lineup in the NBA!! They could have 4 All-Star players next season!! ”