According to several NBA executives who spoke to the Jazz about the transaction Donovan Mitchell, Utah wants as many draft picks as possible and isn’t prioritizing winning players right now. Utah is looking to make a bigger move than Mitchell. Rudy Gobert. A trade that netted four first-round picks and 2022 first-rounders Walker Kessler League sources from Minnesota told HopSpy. There is a belief that it will take five or six first-round draft picks to land Mitchell.
If Mitchell were to be traded, rival NBA executives believe a fire sale would happen immediately in Utah, signaling the start of a long-term rebuild. Playoff caliber teams are watching. Bojan Bogdanovic And Patrick BeverleyBoth players are entering contract seasons, league sources told HoopsHype.
Mike Conley He owes. 47 million dollars In the next two seasons, this makes him a very difficult trade candidate in the near future.
The New York Knicks have the necessary draft pick compensation to acquire Mitchell, including a maximum of eight first-round picks over the next seven years. However, New York has so far been unwilling to give up valuable draft picks that have stalled trade talks over the past few weeks. Utah and New York are obsessed with the number of picks, expected or not, of young assets (Obie Toppin, Emmanuel Quickley And Quentin GrimesWhich payer(s) will be used to complete the agreement.
Despite the back-and-forth, New York remains the presumptive favorite to land Mitchell if Utah eventually trades him. The Knicks have been looking to land a star. Leon Rose era, and Mitchell will fill that void to mesh well with the current core of New York as he enters the prime of his career.