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After trading Rudy Gobert to the Minnesota Timberwolves earlier this summer, Danny Ainge and the Utah Jazz are looking for something bigger for Donovan Mitchell s return.
Since the Jazz began listening to trade offers for the veteran guard shortly after they traded Gobert, Mitchell has been with New York. The Knicks have close ties. However, according to The New York Post According to NBA insider Mark Stein. New York has eight tradable first-rounders Draft rights.
That’s a huge asking price, and the Knicks are interested, though, according to Berman’s According to the statement, Mitchell was concerned about “giving up too many future assets” as it would leave them underpowered to compete for future titles.
New York made a series of trades during the 2022 draft to free up the cap space needed to sign Jalen Brunson, but if the NBA finds in its investigation that the team is pursuing and signing the former Dallas The process for the Mavericks guard was tampered with.
In addition to draft picks, the Jazz are also looking for players according to Berman’s Arguably, swapping Mitchell for Mitchell, he cites the belief throughout the NBA that head coach Tom Thibodeau would prefer to drop RJ Barrett in a package than Quentin Grimes.
“Thibodeau pushed Grimes in the 2021 draft and thought he could fit well in the Mitchell-Brunson situation, Berman wrote.
While trade talks between the two sides had initially ended, Berman reported “It has been back and forth to renew.” The Knicks will enter the 2022-23 season starting rotation lineup including cloth Renson, Barrett, Evan Fournier, Julius Randle and Mitchell Robinson. They also have solid depth in Obi Toppin, Immanuel Quickley and Cam Reddish. The 25-year-old has been a staple of Utah’s roster since his rookie season in 2017-18, coming to an end An impressive 2021-22 season, he averaged 25.9 points, 4.2 rebounds and 5.3 assists in 67 games while shooting 44.8 percent from the field and 35.5 percent from 3-point range.
In five seasons with the Jazz, he has made three All-Star appearances in the last three seasons. He was also selected The 2017-18 All-Rookie Team.
In addition to the Knicks, the Miami Heat also participated in the Mitchell in trade discussions.