Donovan Mitchell is Cleveland’s newest sports star because the Cavaliers made a successful trade during the offseason with the Utah Jazz to acquire the three-time NBA All-Star.
The Cavs went 44-38 last season, so with Mitchell, they could be considered a potential contender in the Eastern Conference.
On Thursday night, the Cleveland Browns host the Pittsburgh Steelers, and Mitchell is present at the game.
His All-Star teammate Darius Garland is also present in the game.
The Browns entered the game with a 1-1 record after defeating the Carolina Panthers in Week 1, but falling to the New York Jets in Week 2.
As for the Steelers, they are also 1-1.
They beat the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 1 but lost to the New England Patriots in Week 2.
In 2022, the Cavs made Garland and Jarrett Allen make the All-Star Game, while Mitchell also made it.
Therefore, they are entering the new season with three All-Stars.
The Cavs haven’t made the NBA playoffs since the 2018 season, when they had LeBron James, so it’s important that they’ve managed to acquire elite talent.
Mitchell has been supportive of Ohio sports since the exchange and earlier this month tweeted about Ohio state football.
The Cavs will play their first preseason game on October 5 in Philadelphia against the 76ers.
Meanwhile, they will play their first regular season game of the 2022-23 season on October 19 in Canada against the Toronto Raptors.