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Donovan Mitchell: All-NBA BEST Team

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Grade the Trade

  • A+

    Votes: 71 25.5%
  • A

    Votes: 109 39.2%
  • B

    Votes: 60 21.6%
  • C

    Votes: 26 9.4%
  • D

    Votes: 5 1.8%
  • F

    Votes: 7 2.5%

  • Total voters
    278
I still can't believe he plays and shoots the way he does without his glasses or contacts
I always wondered if he had Lasik would he become like a 60% shooter from three, or would it somehow mess him up?
 
Mitchell as a Cav:

28.2 points @ 56% from 2 and 37% from 3, 5.1 assists, 4.7 rebounds, 1.6 steals

LeBron as a Cav:

27.2 points @ 53% from 2 and 34% from 3, 7.3 assists, 7.3 rebounds, 1.6 steals

Lebron as a Cav:

97-55 playoff record, 21 playoff series wins, five Finals appearances, one championship

Mitchell as a Cav:

1-4 playoff record, zero playoff series wins

I’ll wait a while before comparing…
 
How about in just the last 4 years Lebron was in cleveland? Mitchell didnt play here for the first 4 years, so we got prime Mitchell, Lebron was learning to play the game at 18 years old and was still a 21/5/5 rookie, but those stats do bring down his overall.

Mitchell has been an all NBA level player for Cleveland, HOF for sure, but Lebron was just the GOAT, but the above numbers do show how great Mitchell has been.

Mitchell as a Cav:
28.2 points @ 56% from 2 and 37% from 3, 5.1 assists, 4.7 rebounds, 1.6 steals

LeBron's last 4 years as a Cav:
26.1 points @ 53% from 2 and 35% from 3, 8 ast, 7.7 rebounds,1.4 steals

Interesting to look at, but not sure how meaningful considering by the time LeBron started his second stint in Cleveland he kind of stopped caring about the regular season.
 
Interesting to look at, but not sure how meaningful considering by the time LeBron started his second stint in Cleveland he kind of stopped caring about the regular season.

He did defensively, but LeBron was always aware of his box score offense whether it was the regular season or post-season.
 
Mitchell as a Cav:
28.2 points @ 56% from 2 and 37% from 3, 5.1 assists, 4.7 rebounds, 1.6 steals

LeBron's last 4 years as a Cav:
26.1 points @ 53% from 2 and 35% from 3, 8 ast, 7.7 rebounds,1.4 steals

Interesting to look at, but not sure how meaningful considering by the time LeBron started his second stint in Cleveland he kind of stopped caring about the regular season.
I mean, this checks out. Mitchell is a better shooter everywhere expect probably around the rim. And Lebron is like Magic with the way he sees the court (somehow still an underrated skill despite obviously a big reason Doncic and Jokic are so great). And course Lebron is much bigger, so you'd expect him to get more rebounds (and in a better position most of the time to do so).

It's good to see Mitchell seeing the court better though, I wonder with some of these superstars, who seemingly see the game a lot slower than most, don't always take advantage of their advantage, but Mitchell seems to be realizing he can be even better if he does, and it's true. I wouldn't be surprised if by the end of the year that 5.1 goes up closer to 6.
 
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To think that there are actually people who say out loud that getting this guy was a mistake, and that Garland could get us to the promised land.:rolleyes:
 
Don has a higher BPM this season [7.1] than he did last season [6.3]. His shooting efficiency is down slightly, but he's doing more of everything else. This is the best all-around season of his career.

Last season's statline per game:

28.3 ppg @ 61% TS%, 38% from 3, 86% FT%, 4.4 apg, 4.3 rpg, and 1.5 steals

This season's statline per game:

28.2 ppg @ 60% TS, 37% from 3, 86% FT%, 6.2 apg, 5.4 rpg, and 1.8 steals

His total seasons average with Utah per game:

23.9 ppg @ 55% TS%, 36% from 3, 83% FT%, 4.5 apg, 4.2 rpg, 1.3 steals

Going from 23-24 ppg seasons to two straight 28+ ppg seasons while improving (5-6% increase in TS%!) or keeping pace in every other area is kind of nuts.
 
Don has a higher BPM this season [7.1] than he did last season [6.3]. His shooting efficiency is down slightly, but he's doing more of everything else. This is the best all-around season of his career.

Last season's statline per game:

28.3 ppg @ 61% TS%, 38% from 3, 86% FT%, 4.4 apg, 4.3 rpg, and 1.5 steals

This season's statline per game:

28.2 ppg @ 60% TS, 37% from 3, 86% FT%, 6.2 apg, 5.4 rpg, and 1.8 steals

His total seasons average with Utah per game:

23.9 ppg @ 55% TS%, 36% from 3, 83% FT%, 4.5 apg, 4.2 rpg, 1.3 steals

Going from 23-24 ppg seasons to two straight 28+ ppg seasons while improving (5-6% increase in TS%!) or keeping pace in every other area is kind of nuts.
Yea I think he's established himself as a Top 10 player in the NBA. Has a chances to be the best University of Louisville player ever in the league. Wes Unseld is really his only competition at this point.
 
Yea I think he's established himself as a Top 10 player in the NBA. Has a chances to be the best University of Louisville player ever in the league. Wes Unseld is really his only competition at this point.
Wes Unseld was an NBA champion and rookie of the year. Donovan has a way to go yet.
 

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