UTAH JAZZ

Utah Jazz Thank Donovan Mitchell Following Trade To Cavaliers

Sep 3, 2022, 3:12 PM | Updated: Sep 6, 2022, 12:39 pm

SALT LAKE CITY – The Utah Jazz posted a message of gratitude for Donovan Mitchell and his five seasons in the Beehive State a couple of days after the three-time All-Star was traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers.

ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski first reported Mitchell’s move to Cleveland on September 1.

Two days later, the Jazz thanked Mitchell for his impact of the organization and community.

“We got to watch you light up the league as a rookie and cheer you on as you became a perennial All-Star. We witnessed you embrace and serve our community while standing for what’s right and uniting Jazz fans everywhere. Thank you for all the good you did here @spidadmitchell.”

“There will always be Donovan Mitchell fans in Utah. Once a Jazzman, always a Jazzman,” the Jazz shared in a second tweet.

A day after the deal and a day before the Jazz’s message, Mitchell posted on Instagram and thanked Jazz Nation and Quin Snyder for their support over the past five seasons.

“Thank you for the memories and the incredible times… you guys watched me grow up on and off the floor,” Mitchell wrote. “Coach Quin thank you for giving me the opportunity and trusting me to lead this team for the past 5 years‼️”

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by Donovan Mitchell (@spidadmitchell)

Mitchell’s Time In Utah

Mitchell spent five seasons with the Jazz. He appeared in 345 games with 337 starts, averaging 23.9 points, 4.2 rebounds, and 4.5 assists per contest, while shooting 44% from the field and 36% from the three-point line.

The Louisville product increased his scoring average in each of the first three seasons. During the 2020-21 campaign, Mitchell averaged 26.4 points per contest before going down to 25.9 this past season.

Mitchell helped the Jazz reach the playoffs in each of his five seasons with the organization. He played 39 games, posting averages of 28.3 points, 4.9 rebounds, and 4.7 assists while shooting 43% from the floor and 36% from downtown.

During the postseason, Mitchell scored 30 points or more in 19 games, 40 points or more in four games, and 50 points or more twice. He dropped 57 points in the bubble in Game 1 against the Nuggets and 51 points in Game 4 of the same series.

  • Utah Jazz Scoreboard

  • Utah Jazz Team Leaders

  • Utah Jazz Standings

Utah Jazz

Talen-Horton-Tucker-Jordan-Clarkson-Utah-Jazz...
Ben Anderson

Jazz Roster Has Mostly New Faces Ahead Of Media Day

The Utah Jazz open media day on Monday, and after a flurry of off-season trades, the roster will be mostly unrecognizable from last season. 
3 days ago
Donovan-Mitchell-Cleveland...
Kyle Ireland

Former Jazzman Donovan Mitchell Smashes Guitar Before Browns Game

Former Jazz and current Cavaliers star Donovan Mitchell hyped up Browns fans ahead of a Thursday night matchup with the Steelers.
4 days ago
Bojan Bogdanovic #44 of the Utah Jazz celebrates a three-point shot (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty I...
Ben Anderson

Bogdanovic Trade Is Worst Value Of Jazz Summer

The Jazz trade that sent Bojan Bogdanovic to the Detroit Pistons on Thursday brought underwhelming value back to Utah.
4 days ago
Karene-Reid-Big-PAC-Power-Poll...
Ben Anderson

Big 12, PAC-12 Power Poll: Week Three Edition

Week three of the BIG-PAC Power Poll features 10 undefeated teams, one winless team, and moves from both BYU and Utah football.
4 days ago
Utah-Jazz-Kelly-Olynyk-Detroit-Pistons...
Ben Anderson

Report: Jazz Trade Bogdanovic To Pistons For Olynyk, Lee

The Utah Jazz are sending forward Bojan Bogdanovic to the Detroit Pistons for Kelly Olynyk and Saben Lee according to reports.
4 days ago
Jared-Butler-Utah-Jazz-Real-Salt-Lake-Training-Session...
Tom Hackett

Utah Jazz Players Join Real Salt Lake For Joint Training Session

Utah Jazz players joined Real Salt Lake at America First Field to participate in a joint training session ahead of Real Salt Lake's friendly.
5 days ago
Utah Jazz Thank Donovan Mitchell Following Trade To Cavaliers