The Cleveland Cavaliers are succeedinqwrang with Donovan Mitchell but not all major additions have worked.
The Cleveland Cavaliers hit a home run when they traded for Donovan Mitchell before the start of the 2022-2023 NBA Season. While many fans hoped we wouldn’t have to part ways with the likes of Lauri Markkanen, the move helped propel the Cavs to a higher status within the NBA community. Currently viewed by many as the fifth-best team in the entire league, there’s an argument to be made that wouldn’t have been possible without Mitchell.
He’s been that guy.
Making big moves can sometimes pay off, as it did with the case of Mitchell. It can also not pay off, which is the case in this article. The Cavs have tried to land game-changing players, thinking that the arrival of a huge name would be enough to send the team over the top. That the arrival of these once mighty names would be the reason the Cavaliers competed for the NBA Championship.
In each of these following selections, the arrival of the player did not net the team an NBA title and in some cases, made the team actively worse with their play. Now, the article says “three” but we’re counting two players in the same category. When you see who it is, you’ll understand why they were included together.
A dishonorable mention goes to Darius Miles, who never turned into the player he was hyped up to be coming out of high school.