Trade rumors Donovan Mitchell: Will Jazz SG be distributed in the offseason?

The Utah Jazz began their rebuilding process with a seismic trade, sending Rudy Gobert to the Minnesota Wolves for a host of draft picks and rotation players. The Jazz could knock some of those players over the course of the season for more draft capital. Utah’s biggest trading chip remains star guard Donovan Mitchell. Here is the latest news on his situation.

The Jazz initially said they wanted to retool around Mitchell rather than trade him, but Utah general manager Justin Zanik also said he would take calls on Mitchell. The New York Knicks are top suitors for Mitchell and even had a trade talk about him with the Jazz, according to Shams Charania. These talks did not go much further. The miami heat are another potential landing spot for Mitchell, assuming the team hits Kevin Durant in the forehead.

Considering what Gobert did, a team would likely need to muster six first-round picks in some form to acquire Mitchell. That could include young players the Jazz consider worthy of a first-round pick, like Quentin Grimes or Tyler Herro. For now, all is calm on the Mitchell front. The Jazz are in no rush to move, so they can wait for the best deal before moving forward.

Ada J. Kenney