Way too early All-NBA team predictions for 2023-2024

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All-NBA Second Team – Donovan Mitchell

Donovan Mitchell - Cleveland Cavaliers
Donovan Mitchell, Cleveland Cavaliers – Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports /

Donovan Mitchell’s first season with the Cavs was remarkable. Posting career highs in PPG (28.3), FG% (48.4%), and 3FG% (38.6%), he was one of the best offensive players in the entire league. Unlike Rudy Gobert in Minnesota, it is clear that this team suited Mitchell better than the Utah Jazz, and he has instantly become the best Cavs player since LeBron James left for the second time.

Since joining the Cavs, he has also looked slightly more engaged on the defensive side of the ball. In 2022–2023, Mitchell recorded a 71-point game as well, matching Lillard’s masterpiece exactly. Those two are both currently tied for the 8th highest scoring game in NBA History.

Mitchell’s numbers did take a big dip in the playoffs, unfortunately, but he has proven that he can perform well in the playoffs in prior seasons (more specifically in the NBA Bubble). He was still named All-NBA 2nd team in 2022-2023 for his elite regular season. As Darius Garland and Evan Mobley both get better around him, Mitchell should continue to shine as well.