Donovan Mitchell’s first season with the Cleveland Cavaliers has been a resounding success.
Mitchell’s work with his new team has silenced all critics and shown that the acquisition of him in the summer was a brilliant move by the Cavs.
He has been electric all season long and a breath of fresh air for the team.
But the last few weeks have been particularly good for Mitchell.
As noted by The Lead, from January 11 to February 9, Mitchell averaged 16.4 points on a 38.5% field goal percentage.
But from February 10 to March 6, Mitchell put up 31.3 points on 50% from the field.
Spida from January 11th to February 9th:
• 9 games
• 16.4 PPG
• 38.5% FG
• 30.3% 3PT
• 75.0% FT
Spida from February 10th to Today:
• 10 games
• 31.3 PPG
• 50.0% FG
• 38.8% 3PT
• 91.5% FT pic.twitter.com/MaY4fnHdAN
— The Lead (@TheLeadSM) March 7, 2023
That’s not the only improvement Mitchell has shown: he is now shooting 38.8% from the three-point line, up from 30.3%, and is going 91.5% from the free throw line, up from 75%.
Mitchell might be having the best season of his career.
He is averaging 27.6 points, 4.1 rebounds, and 4.8 assists a game.
Both his field goal and three-point percentages have hit career highs since coming to Cleveland.
Partly because of the hard work of Mitchell, the Cavaliers are now the fourth-best team in the East with a 41-26 record.
All season long, fans of the team have been hoping to see their squad go far.
In just a few weeks, the Cavs will show what they can or can’t do in the postseason.
There is an awful lot of talent on the team, including Mitchell, Evan Mobley, Darius Garland, Jarrett Allen, and others.
But will their first playoff run together be a memorable one or do they need a few years together before they find great success in the postseason?NEXT: NBA Fans React To Donovan Mitchell's Big Performance Monday