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Donovan Mitchell trade rumors: Knicks, Jazz 're-engaged' in talks; no deal imminent

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) The New York Knicks have ‘re-engaged’ in acquiring Donovan Mitch from the Utah Jazz, according to The Athletic’s Shams Charania and Tony Jones Seoul’s transaction negotiations.

Despite the new discussions, Charania and Jones noted that the deal was “unattractive” and not imminent. Mitchell is reportedly comfortable staying or leaving this offseason, and the Jazz are happy to keep him with three years left on his contract.

In addition to the Knicks, the Charlotte Hornets and Washington Wizards have reportedly inquired about Mitchell. A big rebuild this offseason after trading Rudy Gobert to the Minnesota Timberwolves. The three-time NBA Defensive Player of the Year has led the team in win shares in each of the past six years, according to Basketball Reference. This is one of several changes this offseason for the Jazz, including head coach Quinn S. Ned stepped down and was replaced by Will Hardy. Mitchell could be the next option, adding a young asset type and capital draft that will help Build a competitor. Mark Stein reports that the Jazz want seven of the Knicks’ eight future first-round picks as part of a potential trade. On the other hand, Utah can keep Mitchell and build around him. In each of his five seasons, he averaged 25.9 points per game last year. At just 25 years old, he could be the face of the team in Gobert’s absence. Building around Mitchell, of course, and will continue to pursue star guards. The Knicks have been the most aggressive, and Fred Katz this month, The Athletic As far as Mitchell’s offer is concerned, “no one can come close to them,” the report said. The organization has made the playoffs just once in the past nine years and needs to turn things around after a disappointing 37-45 record in 2021-22.
Adding Mitchell to RJ Barrett and Jalen Brunson could put the Knicks in the East Be a terrifying team in the league, even if it costs a fortune in a trade.



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