June 25, 2024

If he stays with the organisation this summer, indications from earlier in the season indicated the Los Angeles Lakers were looking for a third star to complement Anthony Davis and LeBron James. At first, it seemed like the most likely choice to become the next big thing for the Lakers was guard Trae Young of the Atlanta Hawks. New rumours claim that Donovan Mitchell, a guard for the Cleveland Cavaliers, is connected to the Lakers. This could still be the case. Furthermore, the Lakers are anticipated to be “at the front of the queue” in the Mitchell sweepstakes, according to Jason Lloyd of The Athletic.

“The Cavaliers will have to look into trade options if Mitchell doesn’t sign an extension with Cleveland this summer, and the Lakers will be among the teams leading the pack in that regard. Given Mitchell’s calf situation right now, it’s probable that he has already played his last game wearing a Cavs jersey.

Mitchell has one more guaranteed year on his contract after playing his entire career in Cleveland. The Boston Celtics are currently leading Mitchell’s Cavaliers 3-1 in the second round of the 2024 NBA Playoffs. But Mitchell missed Game 4 and might miss Game 5 because of a calf ailment.

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Owner of the Cavaliers, Dan Gilbert, Thinks Donovan Mitchell Will Resign
The 27-year-old Mitchell’s contract status is unknown, but Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert believes he will stay in Cleveland. Gilbert stated in March that Mitchell “loves the city” and being a member of the squad.

“We have been discussing contract extensions with him for the past few years,” Gilbert stated on Thursday in an Associated Press interview. We believe he will give more. You can tell he likes the city if you listen to him speak.

“He enjoys being in Cleveland because our players are still very young and we’re still building the core, of which he is undoubtedly the most important member.”

 

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