Cavaliers guard Donovan Mitchell has regained his All-Star form over the past two games after struggling with injuries and poor performance since Valentine’s Day, shooting 52.9% against the Grizzlies and notching a 33-point game against the Pacers. His return to form has boosted Cleveland's performance, leading to two wins and securing a playoff berth and a top-four seed. Mitchell's coach expects him to fully regain his form before the postseason begins.

By the Numbers
  • Mitchell averaged 16.9 points on 37.8% shooting in the nine games since mid-February, compared to his season averages of 26.6 points and 46.2% shooting.
  • During Mitchell's struggles, the Cavs went 4-5, but with his return to form, they won both games this week.
Yes, But

There are no significant counterarguments or complexities to address in this context.

State of Play
  • Mitchell's improvement has secured a playoff berth and a top-four seed for the Cavaliers.
  • The Bulls have clinched homecourt advantage in the play-in game against the Hawks and are managing injuries as they prepare for the playoffs.
  • Pistons rookie Marcus Sasser has been a bright spot in a challenging season for Detroit, aiming to strengthen himself mentally for the next season.
  • Bucks guard AJ Green suffered a left ankle sprain, ruling him out for at least the final two regular season games.
What's Next

As the regular season wraps up, teams will focus on managing injuries and preparing for the postseason, while individual players like Marcus Sasser will use the offseason to further develop and improve for the next season.

Bottom Line

Donovan Mitchell's resurgence has bolstered the Cavaliers' performance, securing a playoff spot, while teams are strategically managing injuries and rookies like Marcus Sasser are looking ahead to future development despite challenging seasons.