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Former Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell was closely linked to the Cleveland Cavaliers, New York Knicks and Miami Heat final offseason earlier than being traded to the Cavs.
Relating to a possible match with the Warmth, Ethan Skolnick of 5 Causes Sports activities stated on the Miami Warmth Beat’s HangoverTime Postgame Present that Mitchell “was just a little bit involved” about taking part in with Jimmy Butler.
Miami Warmth Beat (We Simply Cowl The Group) @miaheatbeat
On the HangoverTime Postgame Present final night time, @EthanJSkolnick of @5ReasonsSports dropped a bomb about Donovan Mitchell not being too eager on taking part in with Jimmy
“Sure, he wished to play with Bam, we heard that he was just a little bit involved about taking part in with Jimmy.” pic.twitter.com/76EiMXVeqg
Mitchell took to his Twitter account to disclaim the rumor:
Donovan Mitchell @spidadmitchell
We dwell in a world the place you may simply say something and it simply be true smh🤦🏾♂️ https://t.co/nb1sYKY41U
The Cavs and Knicks ended up being the 2 finalists for Mitchell’s companies, and Cleveland finally gained out.
It is labored out fairly effectively for Mitchell, who simply made his fourth consecutive All-Star Sport. The 26-year-old leads the Cavs with 27.6 factors per sport on 47.8 p.c capturing. He is additionally posted a 71-point effort en path to main Cleveland to a 43-27 report, adequate for fourth within the Japanese Convention. Thanks partially to his efforts, the Cavs are effectively on their option to making the playoffs with out LeBron James for the primary time since 1997-98.
As for Butler and the Warmth, they’ve finished effectively below his management too. Butler ended up with Miami through a sign-and-trade in 2019, and the workforce has earned two Japanese Convention Finals appearances and one NBA Finals berth since. This yr’s workforce is in a struggle for a playoff spot, however the Warmth are nonetheless in fine condition at 37-33 and seventh within the East. Butler is main the workforce with 22.6 factors on 52.5 p.c capturing alongside 6.1 rebounds and 5.0 assists.