NBA Trade Rumors: 8 Big names that will drive the offseason trade market

Predicting the eight big names that will end up driving the NBA offseason trade market.

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Donovan Mitchell, Cleveland Cavaliers

To their credit, the Cleveland Cavaliers have managed this season as best as they possibly could have. Having to navigate through injury after injury, the Cavs are still going to finish as a top-three seed in the Eastern Conference heading into the playoffs. A big part of their success this season, despite the injuries that they've had to overcome, is the continued offensive dominance of Donovan Mitchell.

The acquisition of Mitchell couldn't have gone any better as it has for the Cavs, with the exception of their performance in last year's first-round playoff series against the New York Knicks. However, this team is going to be able to exorcise some of those demons heading into this year's playoff run. But the questions that await them in the offseason are too big to ignore.

Mitchell will be heading into the final year of his contract this upcoming season. If he continues to refuse to sign a contract extension this summer, the whispers surrounding a potential trade of him are only going to grow. If I had to guess, I'd predict Mitchell is going to play a big role in this summer's trade market.