The Utah Jazz are seeking a much bigger package for a potential Donovan Mitchell trade.
Sources told Mike Scotto of HoopsHype that the Jazz are leaning towards gaining a more bountiful return for the All-star guard rather than what they received in Rudy Gobert. The beliefs around the league suggest that Mitchell may cost around five to three first-round selections.
The entire NBA was shaken upon Utah’s trigger pull to send Gobert to the Minnesota Timberwolves in exchange for a loaded threshold that features four future first-round picks.
From the murmurs around the league, the New York Knicks are keen in their interest in Mitchell. But Jazz lead executive Danny Ainge is looking to acquire the seven out of their available eight first-round picks in order to call it a deal. As such, New York remains reluctant to put tons of their future assets on the table, with their trade talks have already stalled over from the previous days.
Based on their current situation and the coaching hiring of the 34-year-old Will Hardy, Utah is poised to commence a long-term rebuild after six-straight years of postseason appearances.