Donovan Mitchell on torching ex-team Jazz: It was weird and fun
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Cleveland Cavaliers star guard Donovan Michell admitted it was "weird" but also "fun" to play against his old team. Mitchell, who was selected in the first round of the 2017 NBA draft by the Utah Jazz, took on Jazz on Monday night.
This past offseason, the Jazz traded Mitchell to the Cavaliers. In his first game against the Jazz, Mitchell had 23 points as the Cavaliers ousted the Jazz 122-99. Mitchell had a good shooting night as he shot 8-of-12 from the field and also knocked down each of his three free throws.
Since the Cavaliers were up big, there was no need for Mitchell to play any minutes in the fourth quarter. "It was weird. But it was fun," Mitchell said after the game, per ESPN.
Mitchell on being in Cleveland
Mitchell has been off to a good start to his stint with the Cavaliers.
The Cavaliers currently own a 21-11 record and are the third-ranked team in the Eastern Conference standings. Mitchell is enjoying very much his time in Cleveland and he is hoping he will soon accomplish his goal of becoming an NBA champion.
"I'm comfortable. I'm still trying to figure out the highways. But with this group, I feel like I've been a part of them for a while. The city, the fans, the team, everyone has welcomed me with open arms. The fit was pretty seamless," Mitchell added.
Meanwhile, Mitchell's ex-coach Quin Snyder kept it very honest after the Cavaliers and Jazz game. "They kicked our ass. They shot the ball unbelievably well from all three levels of the court. They play with great tempo, they bothered us with their physicality in the first half, which is what got us behind the eight ball," Snyder said.
Mitchell and company were absolutely brilliant versus the Jazz. In their next game, the Cavaliers are playing the Milwaukee Bucks.