How does the Donovan Mitchell trade affect the Milwaukee Bucks

Donovan Mitchell was indeed traded, but not to the New York Knicks as had previously been rumoured, but to the Cleveland Cavaliers, it was revealed on Thursday.

It is simple to brush off this news as not having any bearing on the Bucks, yet it does

Along with the Indiana Pacers, the Milwaukee Bucks and Cleveland Cavaliers play in the Central Division of the Eastern Conference.

The Cleveland Cavaliers acquiring Donovan Mitchell means that the Milwaukee Bucks will encounter Mitchell twice as often.

Collin Sexton, Lauri Markkanen, and 2022 first-round selection Ochai Agbaji, a Milwaukee native, were the three players that the Cavaliers surrendered.

Donovan Mitchell has averaged 26.2 points, 4.7 assists, and 3.8 rebounds over the course of 10 games as a member of the Utah Jazz versus the Milwaukee Bucks.

Giannis Antetokounmpo also scored 30 points and grabbed 15 rebounds and the Bucks won the contest 117-111 and got their first win in Utah since 2001.