In July, the Utah Jazz, which means Danny Ainge, reportedly provided Donovan Mitchell to the New York Knicks in trade for six large future first-round picks, plus Quentin Grimes, Immanuel Quickley, Obi Toppin and Miles McBride, however the Knicks “s- they backed down’ from the proposal.
After that, the talks, or not less than the reporting of these talks, died down. Now it seems to be like they’re again on, as The Athletic’s Shams Charania and Tony Jones reported Tuesday that the Knicks and Jazz have “re-engaged” in Mitchell commerce talks. No new proposals have been reported from both facet, and no deal is imminent.
The Athletic additionally reported that the Hornets and Wizards have joined the Knicks in looking for a Mitchell commerce.
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None of that is huge information, however it’s August. It seems to be just like the Knicks and Jazz are again within the workplace after just a little summer time break and simply getting again into the swing of enterprise.
We’ll see how issues progress as coaching camp approaches. The Jazz say they’re wonderful with retaining Mitchell and definitely will not commerce him for something lower than a hefty package deal; Mitchell has three years plus a participant possibility remaining on his contract with Utah.
That mentioned, the Jazz are clearly coming into a rebuild. Rudy Gobert and Royce O’Neale have been shipped out. It is exhausting to think about Ainge giving up the prospect to enter the race for a high-value choose within the 2023 draft to compete for a enjoying spot with Mitchell.
It stays doubtless, for my part, Mitchell commerce can be accomplished sooner fairly than later. However my opinion would not matter. Simply the actual fact, and these are the information as reported right now.