Utah sports radio host Patrick Kinahan claims that a Donovan Mitchell trade is near completion.
Just when we thought the NBA offseason could not get any crazier than the Utah Jazz trading Rudy Gobert to the Minnesota Timberwolves and Kevin Durant wanting off the Brooklyn Nets, more news broke out of the Beehive State. Reports indicated that the Jazz were open to listening to trade offers for star Donovan Mitchell. We have since heard of the high asking price that CEO of basketball operations Danny Ainge has in mind for a return for Mitchell.
But is a deal close to being done?
Utah sports radio host Patrick Kinahan said during the “Jake and Ben” show on Zone Sports Network that while he is “hesitant to say this,” but he has received texts that a Mitchell trade is “done” and that the return is “a haul.”
NBA Twitter reacts to rumors of Donovan Mitchell trade being ‘done’
As you can hear, Kinahan does say that he has not confirmed the texts he has received.
On the same day, Mitchell sent out a tweet that simply said “man God is good.” Of course, Twitter detectives assumed that this was confirmation that a trade is done.
Once the reports of the Jazz being open to dealing Mitchell, the New York Knicks were viewed as the favorites, as they had eight first round draft picks at their disposal. However, Tony Jones of The Athletic reported that the Knicks turned down a trade offer from the Jazz for Mitchell, where they were asked to give up Quentin Grimes, Immanuel Quickley, Obi Toppin, Miles McBride, and six first-round picks.
Another team thathas been linked to Mitchell are the Miami Heat. But according to Andy Larsen of the Salt Lake Tribune, the Jazz have told the Heat to find a third team to be involved because they have not viewed their offers as “sufficient.”
NBA fans’ interest have to be piqued now, and they await to see if a Mitchell is truly done.