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Darius Garland And Donovan Mitchell React To Mitchell Getting Moved To The Cavaliers: "10 And Spida."

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Donovan Mitchell has recently been traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers, and there is no doubt that this is an exciting time for the team's fans. They could potentially be a dark horse contender next season.

The Cavaliers sent out a huge package for Donovan Mitchell, which notably included a Collin Sexton sign and trade. The rest of the package featured the Cavaliers moving Lauri Markkanen, Ochai Agbaji, and three unprotected first-round picks, as well as two pick swaps.

Darius Garland And Donovan Mitchell React To Trade News

After the trade was made official, both Darius Garland and Donovan Mitchell reacted to the news. Garland posted a message on Twitter saying "10 and Spida", while Mitchell reacted to Garland's Tweet with exclamation mark emojis.

There's no doubt that the Cleveland Cavaliers are in a good position after this deal, and they definitely have a lot of talent on their roster. They already had two All-Stars on the roster in Darius Garland and Jarrett Allen, as well as elite defensive rookie Evan Mobley. Adding a three-level scorer like Donovan Mitchell will help the Cleveland Cavaliers take the next step as a team. While the team didn't make the playoffs this past season after losing to the Hawks in the play-in tournament, perhaps we will see them get there next season with the star power that they currently have.

Many viewed the New York Knicks as the favorite to land Donovan Mitchell, but clearly, that ended up not happening. It was previously reported by Adrian Wojnarowski that a deal for Mitchell got much more complicated for the Knicks after they signed RJ Barrett to an extension.

The Knicks did include Barrett in trade proposals for Mitchell, sources said, which is why the process to complete the extension extended several additional weeks. Barrett was a staple of several different trade variations discussed, but hurdles remained on Monday about the total of unprotected first-round picks in the deal and the inclusion of Knicks guard Quentin Grimes, sources said.

Nevertheless, the Jazz greatly valued Barrett as part of any Mitchell deal with New York, and a deal without him would require the Knicks to relinquish far more draft assets than they've shown a willingness to do, sources said.

Once the Knicks committed to Barrett's extension, management became resigned to the fact that there's a much more difficult path to an offseason deal to acquire Mitchell. Nevertheless, neither Utah or New York is ruling out restarting the talks before the start of training camps in late September, sources said.

Hopefully, we see this move pay off for the Cleveland Cavaliers in the future. There's a good reason for both Donovan Mitchell and Darius Garland to be hyped about the trade, and the Cavaliers could easily have one of the most competitive squads in the league for the next few years.

There will be other contenders in the Eastern Conference that might end up getting to the Finals, such as the Milwaukee Bucks and the Brooklyn Nets. However, the Cleveland Cavaliers have the tools to be competitive with any team in the playoffs, and we'll see how well they do in the future.