Donovan Mitchell shoots down reported Cavaliers discontent: ‘Sick of y’all’

Donovan Mitchell is trying to put an end to the rumors about his happiness in Cleveland. 

The eyes of the NBA world are closely watching the situation in Cleveland with Mitchell and the Cavaliers as questions surround his future there and reports about discontent from the Cavs’ star swirl

But Mitchell pushed back on those reports on Thursday in a post on X and in speaking with ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. 

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Donovan Mitchell pushed back on a report that he’s unhappy with the Cavaliers. USA TODAY Sports

Mitchell replied to a post on X from Bleacher Report about a report from that alleged Mitchell had been “frustrated with some teammates’ lack of maturity, focus, playoff-level readiness and a willingness to listen.” 

“Yeah aight [cap] I’m sick of y’all sometimes!,” he wrote on X. 

Cap is slang for a lie or falsehood. 

It was later in the day that Wojnarowski relayed his conversation with Mitchell to the public during an appearance on “NBA Countdown.” 

“He was emphatic in telling me he is not disgruntled with anyone or anything in Cleveland,” Wojnarowski said. “In fact he said to me, ‘I am happy in Cleveland. I’ve been happy since I arrived in Cleveland.’ And he thinks this Cavs team made progress this season, obviously winning that best-of-seven first-round series against the Magic to get to the conference semis for the first time since 2018.”

Reports not only surfaced about Mitchell’s alleged displeasure with his teammates but also a lack of confidence in head coach JB Bickerstaff. 

Mitchell is owed $35.4 million next season and has a player option for the 2025-26 season, making his future in Cleveland a hot topic. 

He is eligible to sign a contract extension this offseason, which would negate the drama, or the Cavaliers could be facing his impending free agency next offseason.

“Donovan Mitchell knows the question that is coming for him now in this offseason about his future in Cleveland,” Wojnarowski said. “And he said to me, ‘I know I got decisions to make this offseason. My agent and I will talk to Cleveland about that at the right time.’ He emphasized, ‘I’m not leaving this season unhappy. I’m leaving it more determined.’”

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Donovan Mitchell is eligible for an extension this offseason. Getty Images

Mitchell finished this past season averaging 26.6 points, 5.1 rebounds, 6.1 assists and 1.8 steals. 

The Cavaliers finished fourth in the Eastern Conference and beat the Magic in seven games in the first round.