The Cleveland Cavaliers sit their leading scorer.

“The Cleveland Cavaliers have agreed to terms with guard Donovan Mitchell (6-foot-9, 196 pounds) on a contract extension, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

The Cavs agreed to terms with Mitchell on a three-year, $105.3 million contract. The deal is effective through the 2025-2026 season. It includes a player option in the final year of the deal. Add in the upcoming 2024-2025 season’s salary (approximately $35.41 million), 파워볼사이트 추천 and the deal is worth $185.57 million over four years.

Mitchell’s future was as much of a concern as Paul George’s (Philadelphia) this summer, as he could have requested a trade. However, the Cavs fired head coach J.B. Bickerstaff (Detroit) and hired Kenny Atkinson to replace him, indicating that they intend to stay put.

Cleveland general manager Koby Altman wanted to stick with the existing core four, including Mitchell. If Mitchell stays, there have been reports that Derrius Garland could request a trade, but with this deal, the Cavs appear to have at least committed to Mitchell. It will be interesting to see what Garland decides to do.

He played in 55 games last season. He missed a lot of time due to injury. In 35.3 minutes per game, he was responsible for 26.6 points (.462 .368 .865), 5.1 rebounds, 6.1 assists, and 1.8 steals. While his scoring average was down slightly from the 28.3 points he averaged the previous season, he set up his teammates well, averaging his highest assist total since entering the NBA.

Mitchell’s performance propelled the Cavs to the Eastern Conference semifinals. However, the Cavaliers fell short in the first round of the playoffs, falling to the Orlando Magic in a best-of-seven series. They should have ended the series early, especially considering they had to face the league’s most powerful team, the Boston Celtics, in the second round, but they were swept in the second round.

Despite a heartbreaking loss to Boston in the Eastern Semifinals, the Cavaliers reached the second round for the first time since the departure of LeBron James (Lakers). The rebuilding process is nearing its conclusion and they are in a position to aim higher, but it is doubtful that they will be as competitive in the East as they were last season unless they make major changes to their current roster.