What could Donovan Mitchell trade to Cavaliers mean for Sixers’ future?

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The Cleveland Cavaliers pulled off a blockbuster trade on Thursday that shocked the NBA world when they acquired star guard Donovan Mitchell from the Utah Jazz. The deal now puts the Cavs in the race for the Eastern Conference as they have a very bright future at the moment.

What does this mean for the Philadelphia 76ers? This means the time to win a title is now. They have two stars in the form of Joel Embiid and James Harden and it is time to win a title in the 2022-23 season while they are still upright and impactful.

ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski joined “Get Up” on Friday morning and praised the Cavaliers for the Mitchell move:

This is a team that may have as many as four All-Star caliber players and they’re young. This is a team that’s not only going to be really good, now, they are built to be really good for a very long time. A force in the Eastern Conference and beyond. Donovan Mitchell, three years left on his deal, and he’s from New York. Certainly, the idea of playing at the Garden, playing for the Knicks really appealed to him, but I know that he was really enthusiastic last night when he talked to the Cavaliers, starting to talk to his new teammates, and saw like everyone else does just how deep, how talented, how good this team is going to be.

Woj makes a great point. The Cavaliers are going to feature the likes of Mitchell, Darius Garland, Jarrett Allen, and Evan Mobley in their starting lineup and they’re only going to get better. Now is the time for the Sixers to take advantage of what they have in front of them and then go out there and get it done when the season begins in October.

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