The future of Donovan Mitchell in Utah will depend on how well the Jazz do in this year’s NBA playoffs, a new report suggests. It is believed that the 25-year-old shooting guard wants to go to a bigger market with New York being his primary target.
Mitchell recently played down any trade talks and him wanting to move to a bigger market, attributing them to his team’s slump. However, an anonymous Eastern Conference scout is of a different opinion. He thinks that in case Utah exits playoffs in the first round, Spida will go to the Knicks.
“The incessant buzz around the league is that there are those in Mitchell’s circle who believe he is too big of a star for Salt Lake City. Further, some say it’s only a matter of time before he joins former Creative Artists Agency agent and current New York Knicks president Leon Rose “They’re a first-round exit from Donovan being in New York,” an Eastern Conference scout said.”
This season Utah’s star is averaging 25.5 points, 4 rebounds and 5.2 assists in 33.5 minutes per game. Mitchell is currently in his first year of a five-year contract with the Jazz. He is set to earn $28 million this season with an increase in salary by $2 million every following year.
The Jazz are currently sitting in the fourth place in the Western Conference with 30 wins and 19 defeats.