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Donovan Mitchell is top-of-the-line young shooting guards within the league, and there is no such thing as a doubt that he’s a premier offensive player that may produce offensively at high volume.
Despite his talent, it seems as if there’s a possibility that the Utah Jazz could find yourself trading Donovan Mitchell if the “offer is sweet enough”. Mike Chiari of Bleacher Report relayed the words of Brian Windhorst, who suggested that the Jazz do “have a price” for Donovan Mitchell.
Speaking Wednesday on Brian Windhorst & The Hoop Collective, ESPN NBA insider Brian Windhorst said Mitchell essentially asked Jazz higher-ups what their plan was after trading away two key players primarily for draft picks.
Windhorst noted that the plan is to “do what’s right for the franchise” and that the Jazz decision-makers, including CEO of basketball operations Danny Ainge, felt the trades were within the long-term best interest of the franchise.
After sending O’Neale to the Brooklyn Nets for a 2023 first-round pick, the Jazz agreed to trade Gobert to the Minnesota Timberwolves for 4 first-round picks, three of that are unprotected, plus Jarred Vanderbilt, Malik Beasley, Patrick Beverley, Leandro Bolmaro and 2022 No. 22 overall pick Walker Kessler.
Windhorst went on to say that while the Jazz have not officially put Mitchell on the trade block, he believes they’ve a price and could be willing to trade their franchise cornerstone if the offer is sweet enough.
It stays to be seen if the Utah Jazz do find yourself trading Donovan Mitchell. He has long been linked with the Miami Heat, and we’ll see if he finally ends up there via trade in the longer term.
Hopefully, we see Donovan Mitchell thrive wherever he finally ends up next season. We are going to see if he stays with the Utah Jazz, but when this report is correct, then he may very well be playing on a unique franchise in the event that they trade a whole lot of assets for him.