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There is less and less likelihood for the Miami Heat to steal Donovan Mitchell from the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Despite previous concerns about a trade request, the Cavs front office is “confident” an extension with Mitchell is forthcoming.

The Miami Heat's Hopes Of Landing Donovan Mitchell Are Fading | Yardbarker

“The franchise is confident about reaching a contract extension soon with All-Star guard Donovan Mitchell and is also in the final stages of deciding between Golden State Warriors assistant Kenny Atkinson and New Orleans Pelicans associate head coach James Borrego for the team’s head coaching job, sources briefed on the matters tell The Athletic,” the staff wrote. “While the Cavs’ coaching search nears a possible conclusion, the team’s executives are set to present a four-year, $209 million maximum contract to Mitchell, team and league sources said.”

Mitchell’s availability and impressive postseason play made him the perfect star to surround superstars Jimmy Butler and Bam Adebayo. Throughout his career, he has participated in over 50 games per season. In the previous year’s playoffs, he averaged 29.6 points, 5.4 rebounds, and 47.6 percent shooting. Even after coach JB Bickerstaff was fired in late May, Adebayo openly sought out Mitchell on social media.

It’s time for the Heat’s front staff to seek elsewhere for star-caliber talent, even though no trade has been finalised yet.

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