Cleveland Cavaliers roundtable: Donovan Mitchell trade reaction


Mack Perry: Shock. Cleveland seemed to be all but out of discussions for Mitchell outside of rumors here and there so I had let the idea of a starting back court of Darius Garland and Donovan Mitchell fall by the wayside. Little did I know that Koby "The Magician" Altman was working his magic behind the scenes in an effort to bring him to the land. I’m still in a state of shock while typing this. Evan Dammarell: Somewhat surprised since it felt like a foregone conclusion Mitchell was going to be a Knick. But, after the R.J. Barrett extension, I was unsure what was going to happen and thought this may drag out into the regular season. But, now that he’s en route and we’ve had a little over a day to let it settle in, surprise has turned towards excitement. They’re locked in at four spots in their starting five and have a very strong young foundation going forward. Leah Nemeth: "It’s a story about love, deception, greed, lust and unbridled enthusiasm…" Surely there’s a Seinfeld meme for this, I pondered. I called my grandma and texted all the special people in my life. Was this monumental news? No. I just wanted everyone to know that the Cavs landed an All-Star who actually wants to be in Cleveland, where length and hustle are all of a sudden sexy. It feels nice to be wanted. It feels fun to be cool, just being you.