When the 2023-24 NBA season started, the Cleveland Cavaliers failed to find consistency in their performance.
However, over the course of the season, the Cavaliers found their footing and are currently viewed as one of the best teams in the Eastern Conference.
A key reason behind the success of the Cavs this season is none other than their 4x NBA All-Star guard, Donovan Mitchell.
Mitchell has undoubtedly emerged as the best player on the Cavaliers roster this season and continues to impress fans with his elite ability to score.
Despite being the primary catalyst behind the Cavaliers’ terrific run this season, Donovan Mitchell was snubbed from becoming a starter for the Eastern Conference in the 2024 NBA All-Star game.
Instead of getting frustrated with the snub, Mitchell is apparently using it to motivate himself to perform even better in the remaining games of the season, as revealed via Cavaliers Nation.
“‘I always find s**t to use,” Mitchell said.
Donovan Mitchell on if he’ll use All-Star starting snub as motivation: ‘I always find s–t to use’ https://t.co/so7og7E0r1
— Cavaliers Nation (@WeAreCavsNation) January 27, 2024
Every player in the NBA has their own way of motivating them to become a better version of themselves during the course of the season.
While some simply want to be better than the rest of the league, players like Mitchell want to prove their doubters wrong.
Considering Mitchell is averaging 27.7 points, 5.5 rebounds, and 6.1 assists per game for the Cavaliers while shooting 46.0% from the floor and a passable 34.9% from the three-point line, he will most likely get selected as a reserve in the All-Star game.
After all, there aren’t many guards better than Mitchell in the Eastern Conference during the 2023-24 NBA season.