Latest Donovan Mitchell News

Evan Mobley, Cavaliers agree on 5-year, $224 million rookie contract extension, AP source says

Jul. 20, 2024 23:39 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cavaliers forward Evan Mobley has agreed to a five-year, $224 million contract extension with Cleveland, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press on Saturday night. Mobley has blossomed into one of the NBA's brightest young stars since...

Knicks assistant Johnnie Bryant joining Cavaliers as associated head coach, AP source says

Jul. 06, 2024 22:08 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — New York Knicks assistant Johnnie Bryant is joining new Cleveland coach Kenny Atkinson's staff, a person familiar with the hiring told The Associated Press on Saturday. Bryant, who interviewed for the Cavaliers' opening before Atkinson was hired, will be an...

Donovan Mitchell agrees to a 3-year, $150.3M contract extension with the Cavaliers, AP source says

Jul. 02, 2024 14:58 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Donovan Mitchell isn't taking his talents anywhere. Not yet, anyway. The five-time All-Star guard has agreed to a three-year, $150.3 million contract extension with the Cleveland Cavaliers, a person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press on Tuesday. ...

Atkinson confident Cavs can take the next step. Team optimistic Mitchell will sign an extension

Jul. 01, 2024 17:36 PM EDT

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) — From the outside, Kenny Atkinson kept tabs on Cleveland and recognized something special happening with the Cavaliers. They had young talent. They had a positive culture. And, in Donovan Mitchell, they had a superstar. Atkinson wanted to be...

Cavs add coaching candidates, get permission to speak with assistants Bryant, Quinn, AP source says

May. 31, 2024 19:52 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland added two more candidates to its coaching search Friday, receiving permission to interview New York Knicks assistant Johnnie Bryant and Miami Heat assistant Chris Quinn, a person familiar with the process told The Associated Press. Earlier this week, the...

After firing, Cavs embark on coaching search with All-Star Donovan Mitchell's future bigger priority

May. 24, 2024 15:15 PM EDT

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) — Before starting his summer break, Donovan Mitchell let the Cavaliers know he's happy in Cleveland and excited about the future. With a new coach. While Mitchell didn't speak publicly about J.B. Bickerstaff or their relationship, the All-Star...

Cavaliers fire coach J.B. Bickerstaff despite back-to-back playoff appearances and steady progress

May. 23, 2024 20:16 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — J.B. Bickerstaff won and still lost his job. He dragged the Cleveland Cavaliers through some turbulent seasons, getting them back to the playoffs and deeper into the postseason than they've been without LeBron James on the roster in more than 30 years. ...

Eastern Conference finals is a matchup of season-long favorite Celtics and proud underdog Pacers

May. 20, 2024 21:12 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — So much about the journey the Boston Celtics and Indiana Pacers have taken to the Eastern Conference finals has been about what – or specifically who – they haven’t had to face to get to here. Top-seeded Boston mostly coasted to a 4-1 first-round series win...

The Celtics are in a good headspace as they head to a 3rd consecutive Eastern Conference finals

May. 16, 2024 10:31 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Opposing fans have been begging for matchups with the Celtics this postseason. And they are all now wishing that they hadn’t. Miami Heat fans chanted, “We Want Boston!” after earning a first-round matchup with the Celtics last month. Boston beat...

Jayson Tatum scores 25 to lead Celtics past Cavaliers 113-98 and into 3rd consecutive East finals

May. 15, 2024 23:08 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Al Horford wanted to savor the moment. With play stopped and the Celtics' victory no longer in doubt, Horford turned in the direction of the sideline, walked a few paces, stopped and extended his hands overhead, bringing an already raucous TD Garden crowd to its feet...