January 13 News Cavaliers guard Donovan Mitchell before today’s game
Speaking of what he considers the most satisfying aspect of his season, Mitchell said: “Defense. 100 percent. I know what I’m capable of offensively, but defensively, I’m not only able to fit into a system, but understand the system.
, I’m still learning it. But I can take on that challenge every night, and some nights I’m guarding the opposing team’s best player, and some nights I’m guarding the guy who can impact the game in a different way, like through offensive rebounding or
The way I set screens, etc., I was able to communicate defensively.
“It’s just accepting that challenge every night. I also have defensive moments, there will always be moments when you don’t defend well, but being able to hold yourself accountable and not let down the teammates who defend well, I think that’s what I do for myself.
The most satisfying part of this season.”
The Cavaliers will challenge the Trail Blazers away at 11:00.