Donovan Mitchell has not yet been signed by a team, despite the New York Knicks being the main candidate. This implies that other NBA teams may still have a chance. All they have to do is make the Utah Jazz an alluring offer.
Shams Charania of The Athletic reports that a number of additional NBA teams have now joined the Donovan Mitchell competition.
Charania listed a number of teams as supposedly interested in the 25-year-old shooting guard. Teams include the Atlanta Hawks, Miami Heat, Toronto Raptors, Charlotte Hornets, Sacramento Kings, and Washington Wizards.
After the Rudy Gobert to Minnesota Timberwolves trade, rumors of a potential Mitchell trade began to circulate. Even while it will probably take an absolutely outrageous offer to convince the Jazz to switch zip codes, they are at least open to hearing them.
Unless they receive a solid haul, Utah is unlikely to rush into a trade. But with the apparent interest of numerous NBA teams, something might happen soon.
Mitchell might be dealt with through a multi-team scenario rather than a straightforward trade. Anything is conceivable, and as more clubs get interested in the 6-foot-1 guard, the likelihood that he transfers to another team rises daily.
Knicks going for Donovan?
In regards to the Knicks, Ian Begley of SNY argues that it would require numerous picks to succeed. To make it work, New York might need to bring in some existing players like Derrick Rose or RJ Barrett, especially in light of the financial issues involved.
Along with several future selections, the Knicks could also give Evan Fournier, Cam Reddish, or perhaps Miles McBride in place of Rose and/or Barrett.
Teams that are interested are probably aware that they must use picks. The tough element is deciding which active players, mostly well-known stars, these teams should use.