That all changed this week, reports Shams Charania of The Athletic.
“After several weeks of no conversations, the New York Knicks and Utah Jazz recently re-engaged in trade talks centered on Donovan Mitchell, league sources tell The Athletic.
The Knicks and Jazz had a fresh trade conversation within the past week about potential packages for Mitchell, according to sources. There is no traction between the two teams on a deal, and no Mitchell trade is imminent for the Jazz, sources said.”
Mitchell is under contract through the 2024-25 season.
Earlier this year, it was reported the Jazz wanted Quentin Grimes, Immanuel Quickley, Obi Toppin, Miles McBride, and six first-round picks for Mitchell. The Knicks “backed away” from that offer. The next report also stated the Knicks had shown “no interest” in parting ways with RJ Barrett in a trade for Mitchell. The Duke product averaged 20.0 points and 5.8 rebounds per game during the 2021-22 campaign.
New York has always been the clear frontrunner for a Mitchell trade because it has the first-round picks Utah seeks. Mitchell, 25, is coming off his third consecutive All-Star season where he averaged 25.9 points, 5.3 assists, and 4.2 rebounds.
Are the Knicks willing to offer a little more? Are the Jazz willing to take a little less?
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