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Speaking at Fanatics’ inaugural Merch Madness Fan Gear Giveaway in Harlem, New York, on Tuesday, the Cleveland Cavaliers star Donovan Mitchell explained his excitement for Emoni Bates’ arrival in Cleveland.

“I’ve known him for a little bit, so I’m excited to get him in Cleveland,” Mitchell told Fox News Digital of the 6-foot-9, 190-pound forward. “He’s got a lot of talent, man. A lot of talent. He’s going to be able to help us for sure.”