When he was acquired within the offseason, Cleveland Cavaliers followers had excessive hopes that Donovan Mitchell would match into the staff.
Primarily based on the accomplishments he had with the Utah Jazz, everybody knew he may do superb issues for the Cavaliers.
Certainly, he did.
Not solely is the staff doing higher than it has in years, Mitchell made historical past with the staff – once more.
In line with StatMuse, Mitchell’s 205 three-point photographs are essentially the most of any Cavaliers participant in a single season.
Most 3s in a season by a Cavalier. pic.twitter.com/eIUeMLQYz2
— StatMuse (@statmuse) March 9, 2023
It is simply the newest big factor he is finished for his new staff.
Earlier this season, he set a franchise report with 71 factors in a single sport.
For the season, Mitchell is averaging 27.4 factors, 4.1 rebounds, and 4.7 assists per sport on 47.7 p.c of the sector.
He is making 3.6 of his 9.4 three-point makes an attempt per sport, which is essentially the most of his profession, though his three-point proportion is barely beneath his 2020-21 profession excessive.
Whilst you can choose Mitchell’s significance to the staff by the variety of threes he made, his impression in Cleveland is way more than that.
Mitchell just isn’t solely essentially the most influential participant on the record, however he’s additionally a staff chief who holds every part collectively, makes performs and is ready to work nicely with all of his teammates.
The Cavaliers are the fourth-best staff of their convention and have likelihood of going robust within the playoffs for the primary time in years.
There is no doubt that Mitchell is an enormous a part of that.
Donovan Mitchell has had a fantastic begin to 2023