Donovan Mitchell selected NBA Eastern Conference Player of the Week

4th time All-Star guard has been honored, 1st with Cavaliers
Cleveland Cavaliers' Donovan Mitchell during the first half of an NBA basketball game against...
Cleveland Cavaliers' Donovan Mitchell during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Milwaukee Bucks Friday, Nov. 25, 2022, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)(Morry Gash | AP)
Published: Dec. 19, 2022 at 3:58 PM EST
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CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - What a Monday it has been for Cleveland Cavaliers All-Star guard Donovan Mitchell and he has not taken the court yet to face his former team the Utah Jazz.

Along with talking about facing his former friends at Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse already, Mitchell receive an early Christmas present for the NBA.

Donovan has been named the Eastern Conference player of the week for week nine of the 2022-2023 NBA season.

It’s the first time Mitchell has won the honor since joining the Cavaliers via trade back in September.

Mitchell won the award in the western conference three times as a member of the Jazz.

Mitchell led the Cavaliers to a 3-1 record this past week, will all three victories coming against teams with winning records.

The sixth-year guard averaged 32.0 points, 3.3 rebounds and 2.8 assists, while shooting .539 from the field, .425 from three-point range and .882 from the foul line.

Mitchell’s honor marks the 65th time in Cavaliers franchise history that a player has been selected as the Eastern Conference player of the week.