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The Utah Jazz and New York Knicks have reportedly hit a snag in talks to trade star point guard Donovan Mitchell.
The New York Post revealed an issue that slowed down trade discussions between the two teams.
“According to sources, Jazz president Danny Ainge and Knicks president Leon Rose are in the midst of a Donovan Mitchell standoff, and there’s really only one thing — the package “not Protected “number of first-round picks,” Berman wrote.
The Knicks made a series of moves on the night of last month’s NBA draft to stack multiple recipients. Protected future first-round picks. However, Berman noted that the protected pick wasn’t enough to pique Ainge’s interest. The Athletic’s Shams Charania and Tony Jones The Knicks’ current offer list has Evan J. Fournier, Obi Toppin and five future first-round picks, two of which are unprotected. But that wasn’t enough to lure the Jazz, who are reportedly seeking a bigger paycheck for Mitchell. ” a source told The Post Ainge after four unprotected first-round picks — not just two,” Berman wrote. “It’s not a small gap.” Berman added that Ainge “is shooting, but it’s not a big deal for players to come back.” Not too many strong preferences.” Guard Quentin Grimes certainly tops his list. New York also reportedly doesn’t care about the exact player swap, but management is hesitant to give up the draft pick. Berman, Knicks believe “if they give up their entire first-round draft field, it’s going to be hard for them to make another big trade to make them a title contender. The team is confident that the potential backcourt duo of Mitchell and Jalen Brunson is enough to influence another star to join them. It remains to be seen whether New York is willing to abandon future assets and move to a “win-win” model.