Now that the Utah Jazz appear open to the idea of trading Donovan Mitchell, these three teams should get on the phone to offer a deal.
The Utah Jazz are reportedly taking calls for All-Star guard Donovan Mitchell. That should get several NBA teams to perk up.
The three-time All-Star has been with the Jazz for the last five years and signed a contract extension through 2025. Since signing that new deal, things have changed considerably in Utah.
Head coach Quin Snyder resigned, Danny Ainge took over as CEO of basketball operations and Rudy Gobert was traded to the Timberwolves.
Now, it looks like Mitchell will be available if a team puts together the right offer.
Donovan Mitchell trade rumors: 3 teams that need to make Jazz an offer
New York Knicks
Just as soon as Adrian Wojnarowski’s report broke, Tony Jones of The Athletic tweeted that the Knicks would “quickly try and put together a package for Mitchell.”
It’s a no-brainer from the New York point of view to pursue Mitchell. They have the draft capital to meet Utah’s price, which would likely look like something similar to what the Timberwolves gave up for Gobert. They also have young players they could send back.
Pairing Mitchell with new guard Jalen Brunson in the backcourt would be a whole lot of fun. If New York could find a way to get the trade done while holding on to RJ Barrett, Mitchell Robinson and Julius Randell, that would be even more exciting.