of Lakers Talked to Jazz And Knicks A hypothetical three-team trade scenario that he saw a few weeks ago Donovan Mitchell Land in New York with Russell Westbrook League sources say they will go to Utah Michael Scott of HoopsHype.
As Scott explained, the proposed deal would involve at least two Jazz players (and possibly some combination). Bojan Bogdanovic, Patrick Beverley, Jordan ClarksonAnd Malik Beasley) to Los Angeles, the Knicks were sending players to both teams for salary-related purposes. New York would need to trade at least $24.2MM in salary cap space to match Mitchell’s $30.35MM cap value.
The Jazz — who would acquire Westbrook if they could get him, according to Scotto — would be willing to trade Mitchell and receive Westbrook’s $47MM+ salary from both the Lakers and Knicks in significant compensation.
According to Scott, the Chargers were interested in the Knicks forward Cam Radish in the past. Additionally, New York has already expressed interest in Beasley and she is now employed. Gerson RosasHe met and re-signed Beasley while working in the Timberwolves front office. So if the three teams can come to an agreement, it will be worth keeping an eye on whether the Lakers can land Reddy or the Knicks can get Beasley.
However, it seems like a long shot that the Jazz, Lakers and Knicks could come to an agreement.
Of course, Utah wants a big trip for Mitchell It is reported that he asked The Knicks for three players and six draft picks last month. And teams that have talked to Los Angeles about Westbrook are believed to want the Lakers’ 2027 and 2029 first-round picks (with as little protection as possible) to handle the salary dump. according to a lot of ReportsLA has thus far resisted attaching more than one first-rounder to Westbrook in any proposed trade.
The Lakers, Jazz and Knicks must find common ground on both Mitchell’s price tags to make a deal. And Westbrook, which will be extremely challenging.
According to Scotto, it is unclear whether the three clubs are actively exploring this possibility or how feasible they consider it to be.