Donovan Mitchell is expected to be traded this offseason after the Utah Jazz put him on the trading block.
Following their trade of Rudy Gobert to the Minnesota Timberwolves, the Jazz appear to be en route to a rebuild.
The star point guard is still on the roster and expected to be there for some time, yet, his Utah Jazz jerseys being sold at a local store were placed on the “former players” rack.
On Wednesday’s Get Up, ESPN’s Brian Windhorst reported trade discussions involving the three-time All-Star were “headed toward a stalemate,” partly because Mitchell is “not pushing” to be dealt.
Mitchell is only 25 years old and signed for three more seasons plus has a player option for 2025-26.
The New York Knicks have frequently been mentioned as a potential landing spot for Mitchell.
Jazz CEO of basketball operations Danny Ainge has pushed for seven of New York’s future first-round picks in a Mitchell trade, per NBA insider Marc Stein on Monday’s Stein Line Live.
“The Knicks are trying to do this only surrendering four or five firsts,” according to Stein.
There’s no indication the Jazz wouldn’t be willing to go into the 2022-23 season with their star guard still on the roster.