Donovan Mitchell Signs $150.3M Extension with Cleveland

Great news just came in for the Cleveland Cavaliers as their star player has committed to staying with the team for the next three years.

Donovan Mitchell signed a $150.3 million deal, keeping him with the Cavaliers and out of free agency for now. He was already under contract for one more year, and this extension includes a $54 million player option for the 2027-28 season. This means he could become a free agent in three years if things stay on track.

Contract Details:

The new deal also comes with a 10-year criteria. If Mitchell meets this, he can get another extension worth $380 million. Last season, “Spida” averaged 26.6 points, 5.1 rebounds, 6.1 assists, and 1.8 steals per game while shooting 46.2% overall and 36.8% from beyond the arc.

In his two seasons with Cleveland, Mitchell made it to the All-Star team twice and set a franchise record by scoring 71 points against the Chicago Bulls this year! He’s been averaging impressive stats: 27.5 points per game (ppg), 5.2 assists per game (apg), and 4.6 rebounds per game (rpg).

“We feel good about Donovan,” said Koby Altman on Monday.

Cleveland’s general manager believes Donovan is more dedicated than ever before: “He’s invested in what we’re doing here.” Altman added that they hope to have more decisive news soon but emphasized how involved and supportive Mitchell has been towards Cleveland’s future.

Mitchell also showed his commitment by posting a video where he talked directly to Cavaliers fans while driving his car: “All year I’ve been saying how much I like it here…I think it’s hilarious,” he said about rumors of him leaving.

Interest From Other Teams:

Despite Mitchell’s clear interest in staying with Cleveland, many NBA teams were eyeing him for potential trades during this period of uncertainty around his contract renewal.

“The NBA is paying very close attention because multiple teams would love to make huge offers if Donovan doesn’t extend his contract,” Brian Windhorst mentioned months ago.

Mitchell has always dreamed of being an NBA superstar since his rookie days; he believes Cleveland is where he can achieve that dream .

“I want to be one of the faces of the NBA,” Mitchell told insider Chris Fedor last year without feeling pressured by such goals—he sees them as long-term objectives set early in his career.”

James Shotwell
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