The soap opera around Donovan Mitchell looks like it will go a long way. In the last hour, there have been NBA rumors that Tommy Sheppard, the Gen
The soap opera around Donovan Mitchell looks like it will go a long way. In the last hour, there have been NBA rumors that Tommy Sheppard, the General Manager of the Washington Wizards, would have made an offer to the Utah Jazz, and he would be confident that it could be done.
Of course, the capital’s franchise has plenty of talented young players with potential who could catch the eye of Salt Lake City. Also, at a good price. And if that wasn’t enough, the Wizards accumulate players in positions 3-4, so they would be interested in freeing up that position a bit.
On the other hand, the negotiations with the New York Knicks would have cooled down, probably as a result of the renewal of RJ Barrett, a player who was most interested in the Jazz. Those from Utah want 4 unprotected draft picks, while the New York franchise proposes 2 + 3 with conditions.
Here the Los Angeles Lakers would come into play in what could be a 3-way transfer. There has been a lot of talk about the arrival of Russell Westbrook in Utah, Donovan Mitchell in New York, and it would be necessary to see what would end up in Los Angeles, but probably first rounds of the draft, which the Lakers do not have, and some other important role player .
What the Jazz want
According to Tony Jones of The Athletic, the Utah Jazz are still interested in being in contact with the Knicks despite the renewal of RJ Barrett. Quentin Grimes, Obi Toppin, plus numerous unprotected first-round draft picks, would be what the Jazz would be interested in and what they’d be willing to pitch to the Big Apple franchise.
On paper, it sounds interesting for New York. On the part of Utah, it would be necessary to see what their intentions are with those players and the near future of the franchise.