Donovan Mitchell expected to miss Game 6; Lakers, Nets reportedly preparing trade offers

Donovan Mitchell is likely to miss the Cavaliers’ Game 5 in Boston on Wednesday night due to a calf injury that kept him out of Game 4, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic. Mitchell did not participate in morning shootaround, along with Jarrett Allen and Caris LeVert, who are both listed as questionable for the game. With the Cavs trailing 3-1 in the series against the Celtics, it is likely that the final game of their season will be played at home in Boston, as the Celtics look to close out the series and secure rest while awaiting the winner of the Knicks/Pacers series.

As the Cavaliers prepare for Game 5 and face an uncertain offseason ahead, there are several questions surrounding their roster. One of the biggest questions is whether Donovan Mitchell will sign an extension to stay in Cleveland. Mitchell still has one year left on his contract worth $35.4 million, and the Cavaliers are expected to offer him a max contract extension for four years and an estimated $199 million this summer. If Mitchell does not sign the extension, Cleveland may need to consider trading him to avoid losing him as a free agent in 2025. Several teams are reportedly preparing trade offers for Mitchell, with the Lakers and Nets among those interested, according to ESPN’s Brian Windhorst.

Despite potential changes, Mitchell will have leverage in where he is traded due to having just one year left on his current contract. Should he choose to stay in Cleveland and sign an extension, there will still likely be adjustments made to the team, including decisions regarding Darius Garland, the center position, and the coaching staff. As a result of these decisions

By Riley Johnson

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