It doesn’t sound like we’re any nearer to a potential trade for Donovan Mitchell, at least not involving the New York Knicks. After the Utah Jazz and the Knicks engaged in trade talks a few weeks ago, those conversations have reportedly “stalled out,” and the two sides haven’t had contact in the last two weeks, per Shams Charania.
This comes after the Knicks reportedly backed away from Utah’s significant trade request in mid-July that included six first-round draft picks, Quentin Grimes, Immanuel Quickley, Obi Toppin and Miles McBride. The Jazz are known to want a haul of picks in addition to young players who are on cheap contracts, which is why the team isn’t interested in acquiring RJ Barrett as he’s in line for a big payday.
But it sounds as though the Knicks aren’t interested in offering everything under the sun to Utah. It makes sense considering there isn’t another team who can offer as many picks — the Knicks can give up to eight — and young talent as New York can, so betting against themselves would be a mistake.
Courtesy: CBS Sports