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NBA 2022: Donovan Mitchell to the Knicks? The Utah Jazz begin negotiations to trade their other star

ANDhe Utah Jazz activated the button reconstruction. The first domino to fall was the trade that sent Rudy Gobert to Minnesota and have put their


ANDhe Utah Jazz activated the button reconstruction. The first domino to fall was the trade that sent Rudy Gobert to Minnesota and have put their other All Star, Donovan Mitchell, up for sale.

At the start of free agency, Mitchell wasn’t on Utah’s off-ramp, but the stance may have changed in recent days, according to multiple reports, and there is a team that takes advantage to get ‘Spida’: the Knicks.

Shams Charania of The AthleticKnicks and Jazz have talked in the last hours about a possible change to take the three-time All Star to be the star who hasn’t resided in Madison Square Garden since Carmelo Anthony or more.

The Miami Heat would also be interested in Mitchell, but New York has more first-round draft picks for the trade (four of its own and four acquired in trades), plus The Athletic reports that there are young players on the Knicks that interest Utah.

The Knicks want Donovan Mitchell back in his native New York.

It would be the back to Mitchell’s ‘home’, who was born in Elmsford, New York, before traveling to Louisville to play in the NCAA, after which he was chosen with the 13th pick in the 2017 Draft by the Nuggets, who immediately traded him to Utah for Tyler Lydon and Trey Lyles.

In Mitchell’s five seasons in Utah, they always made the playoffs and when they signed Mike Conley for 2019/20, they were put among the title contenders, but they added disappointment after disappointment in the postseason, winning only one series in the past four years.

Danny Ainger, the architect of the Celtics this millennium, arrived in Utah and decided to break the core, considering that he could not take it anymore and that it was expensive to sustain. He jumped at the possibility part with Gobert, in exchange for first-round picks in 2023, 2025, 2027 and 2029only the last protected Top 5. The price could be similar for Mitchell and thus have enough ammunition to rebuild via the Draft.

Mitchell averages 23.9 points, 4.2 rebounds and 4.5 assists in his career, with 25.9, 4.2 and 5.3 in the last season. He has been chosen to All Star Game the last three seasons and has four more years of contract. would make a back court with Jalen Brunson, the former Mavericks they signed in free agency.

The Knicks are looking to trade a star they haven’t had since Carmelo Anthony left in the summer of 2017. They’ve walked away empty-handed again and again in free agency: LeBron, Durant and many more have gone from playing in the ‘Mecca’ of basketballsince New Yorkers have only qualified for the Playoffs once in the last eight seasons, since 2013 they have not won a Playoff series and in 2023 it would be 50 years since their last ring.