Donovan Mitchell Reveals Where He Thought He'd Be Traded

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Like most NBA fans, Donovan Mitchell wondered if he was trading anywhere it was back home to the New York Knicks.

However, the Jazz surprised the basketball world by sending a three-time All-Star to the Cleveland Cavaliers.

In his introductory press conference, Mitchell admitted that he thought the Knicks would be his final landing place.

"For me, once Rudy [Gobert] traded [for the Timberwolves],

I saw the writing on the wall. I think we all did. I think we understood that we did well.

"I won't lie to you all... who doesn't want to stay home next to their mom?" He continued.

"I haven't been at home since I was in eighth grade.

It would have been nice if I was in boarding school and what not."

"But for me, once I knew my business was done and what we were going to do, it ruined everything for me.

I'm really excited to be a part of this city, to be a part of this group [along with the Cavs]."

Cleveland sent three unprotected first round picks and two pick swaps to take down the man they called Spida.

Colin Sexton, Laurie Markkanan and Ochai Agbaji were also part of the deal.