This is Mitchell's first selection as a starter, his fourth NBA All-Star selection (2020–23), and his first time participating as an Eastern Conference player. As the fourth Cavaliers player in the history of the organisation to be chosen as an All-Star Game starter, Mitchell joins Shawn Kemp (1998), LeBron James (10 times), and Kyrie Irving (2 times) as the 14th Cavalier to be named as a starter.
Additionally, he is the first Cavalier chosen to start the All-Star Game since LeBron James in 2018. The 10 starters for the 72nd NBA All-Star Game in Salt Lake City were chosen by fans, who cast 50% of the votes. Each participant completed one full ballot that included two guards and three frontcourt players from both conferences, with the total votes cast by all current NBA players and a group of basketball reporters accounting for 25% of the total.