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Nets Reportedly Targeting Donovan Mitchell Trade

Published April 19, 2024 at 12:22
Kevin Barreau
April 19, 2024  (12:22)

NBA insiders Michael Scotto of HoopsHype and Brian Lewis of The New York Post suggest that the Brooklyn Nets are poised to pursue a trade for Donovan Mitchell from the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Mitchell, at 27, is entering a crucial phase in his career, with the potential to sign a lucrative extension this summer, offering up to four years and approximately $200 million. However, he also holds a player option worth $37 million for the 2025-26 season, leaving his future open to various possibilities.

The situation becomes intricate due to the Nets' existing plans around Mikal Bridges. Bridges, eligible for a three-year extension worth about $113 million, may delay negotiations until his free agency in 2025. This dynamic sets a pivotal moment for the Nets to reassess their strategy, considering the impending expiration of contracts for players like Ben Simmons, Cam Thomas, and Dorian Finney-Smith by the summer of 2025.

While Brooklyn eyes a financially stable future, Mitchell's availability could disrupt their plans. Rumors suggest that if the Cavaliers fail to secure an extension, they might be compelled to trade Mitchell. Several teams, including the Nets, Los Angeles Lakers, Miami Heat, and New York Knicks, have been linked to Mitchell, who lacks a no-trade clause in his contract.

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Mitchell's prowess on the court is undeniable, boasting averages of 26.6 points, 5.1 rebounds, and 6.1 assists this season, with impressive shooting percentages. Throughout his career with the Jazz and Cavaliers, he has maintained stellar performance levels, as evidenced by his career-high 71-point game last season against the Chicago Bulls.

As the Cavaliers embark on their playoff journey against the Orlando Magic, Mitchell's future remains uncertain, with potential trade talks looming large, influencing both his career trajectory and the NBA landscape.

Source Hoopswire : Report: Nets Likely To Pursue Donovan Mitchell Trade With Cavaliers
Source NBAManiacs : The Nets look at Donovan Mitchell and consider renewing Bridges
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