The Rush: Jazz roster demolition complete as Donovan Mitchell is traded to Cavaliers

Serena Williams and Venus Williams lost their doubles match against Lucie Hradecka and Linda Noskova at the US Open in what might be the sisters’ last pro tennis match together. The Utah Jazz have traded Donovan Mitchell to the Cleveland Cavaliers, completing the teardown of their playoff roster.

Video Transcript

- Please welcome 14-time Grand Slam doubles champions Venus and Serena Williams.

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JARED QUAY: Serena Williams pretty much owns this week. And last night, she once again took center stage at Arthur Ashe Stadium for the US Open. This time, she was with her bigger sister Venus for a doubles match against Lucie Hradecká and Linda Nosková. Unfortunately, the Williams sisters just could not quite seal the deal.

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- Some clutch stuff from the Czechs.

JARED QUAY: Now, Serena has a huge third-round singles match tonight. And we remind you that the GOAT is 40 years old. Some might question how much Serena should be playing if she's trying to go as deep in the US Open as she can. But, on the other hand, [INAUDIBLE]!

- Go big or go home.

JARED QUAY: This is Serena Jameka Williams we're talking about. If this is really her last time lacing up the sneaks to play pro tennis, she should play as much as possible, including with her sister.

- I got family.

JARED QUAY: The Utah Jazz have completely blown up their roster.

- Where'd our number one go?

JARED QUAY: Exactly two months after shipping Rudy Gobert to the Timberwolves, the Jazz have dealt Donovan Mitchell to the Cleveland Cavaliers. And it wasn't cheap. The Cavs will send Collin Sexton, Lauri Markkanen, Ochai Agbaji, three unprotected first-round picks, and two first-round swaps back to Utah. For Cleveland, I ain't gonna lie. Their core is--

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JARED QUAY: --they have All-Stars Darius Garland and Jarrett Allen, Rookie of the Year runnerup Evan Mobley, and now they're adding Spida Mitchell. Ooh, that team fired. They got a good bench, too. Meanwhile, the Jazz have like 1,000 first-round picks. So I'm just going to go out on a limb and say they're rebuilding.

- You don't say?

JARED QUAY: But that's what Danny Ainge is good for, stockpiling picks for years and years. I mean, he would be a good contestant for a game show. Like "Let's Make a Deal." He'd be real good at that one, because like, I'll trade you 17 first-round picks for 18 of your first-round picks and a second-round pick. And you're like, how that make sense? And he's like, I'm Danny Ainge, baby.