After several weeks of no talks, the New York Knicks and Utah Jazz have recently been re-engaged in trade talks over Donovan Mitchell, league sources say. the athletic.
The Knicks and Jazz had a fresh trade talk over possible packages for Mitchell over the past week, according to sources. There is no traction between the two teams over a deal, and no Mitchell trade is imminent for the Jazz, sources said. The Charlotte Hornets and Washington Wizards are also among the teams chasing Mitchell, those sources said.
During trade talks, the Knicks have made their interest in Mitchell abundantly clear, a source with knowledge of the situation said. The Knicks and Jazz seriously discussed a Mitchell trade during the NBA’s Las Vegas Summer League in mid-July, but talks stalled, leading to nearly a month of inactivity between the sides. Now, with a training camp in just over a month, the parties have resumed talks. There are still obstacles to a deal.
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Utah has set a high price threshold for Mitchell, who so far is believed to be comfortable with the outcome of staying with the Jazz or being traded elsewhere, sources said. Mitchell, 25, has made three consecutive All-Star appearances and has averaged 23.9 points, 4.5 assists and 4.2 rebounds in his five NBA seasons.
The Jazz have already made significant changes to their roster this off-season. They traded Rudy Gobert for the Minnesota Timberwolves and Royce O’Neale for the Brooklyn Nets in July.
The Jazz have maintained that they are comfortable keeping Mitchell in the season and possibly beyond as he has three years left on his contract.
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