Jazz Rumors: Multiple Trade Offers on Table for Donovan Mitchell amid Knicks Buzz

Tyler Conway@@jtylerconwayFeatured Columnist IVAugust 25, 2022

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The New York Knicks are far from the only suitor with offers on the table for Donovan Mitchell.

Tony Jones of The Athletic reported the Jazz have received "multiple" offers from other teams that they "deem intriguing and worth pursuing."

The report did not indicate which teams have offers on the table. The Knicks, Brooklyn Nets and Miami Heat are reportedly known to be Mitchell's preferred destinations.

The Nets aren't considered serious suitors for Mitchell, and the Heat reportedly do not have enough assets for the Jazz to consider their potential trade packages.

The Knicks' interest in Mitchell has been basketball's worst-kept secret for more than a month, but Jones reported no deal is currently close between the two sides. Shams Charania and Jones said the Knicks currently have an offer of Evan Fournier, Obi Toppin and five future first-round picks (two unprotected) on the table.

Utah rejected the offer and has asked for a "significant" upgrade to part with its three-time All-Star.

The Jazz received four future first-round picks and the rights to 2022 first-round pick Walker Kessler as part of the trade that sent Rudy Gobert to Minnesota. They've consistently maintained they want to top that haul for Mitchell, despite Gobert having four All-NBA teams on his resume compared to Mitchell's zero.

It's an interesting conundrum, because Gobert is the more decorated player but is 30 years old and has had his limitations exposed several times in the playoffs. Mitchell has essentially settled in as a lower-tier All-Star, but he doesn't turn 26 until September and has tended to outperform his regular-season numbers in the playoffs.

It could be argued the Jazz are setting too high of a price, but all it takes is one team willing to pay it.


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