What’s the buzz on Twitter?
I’d be really surprised if Donovan Mitchell is on the Jazz next season.
Staying put pushes Utah is no-man’s land – in that 8 thru 12 seed neighborhood out West.
That scenario doesn’t make any sense for either Utah or Mitchell.
Danny Ainge doesn’t do partial, half-ass rebuilds – 6:31 PM
FWIW: I’m hearing some pushback regarding the idea that the Jazz are definitely keeping Donovan Mitchell moving forward.
Sense is that the Jazz are keeping their options open here: they could retool around Mitchell, or trade him for a massive haul to jumpstart a rebuild. – 6:12 PM
Twin Cities got their Twin Towers in Rudy Gobert and KAT. Rival NBA executives will call Danny Ainge and the Jazz to inquire about the asking price for Donovan Mitchell, who Utah plans to build around.
Kevin Durant’s trade value goes up even higher by default than it already was – 4:18 PM
Jazz had been taking calls on much of roster outside of Donovan Mitchell prior to free agency, per teams in touch w/them at the time. @Adrian Wojnarowski says they now plan to re-tool roster around Donovan Mitchell. Worth noting that they checked in w/TOR on Gary Trent Jr. earlier in week. – 4:16 PM
Should Utah go full tank mode and officially put (New York native) Donovan Mitchell on the block, remember:
The Knicks own the rights to 9 first-round draft picks over the next 5 years.
The OKC Thunder are the only team in the league with more future first-rounders than NY. – 4:08 PM
Using the Jazz as a third team in a Kevin Durant/Deandre Ayton sign-and-trade is tough. Not sure what Utah has to offer aside from that new draft pick haul, since Gobert’s gone and Donovan Mitchell wouldn’t be included. Maybe picks is enough, but the math is tricky – 4:06 PM
If Donovan Mitchell becomes available, I wonder if that gives teams in the Kevin Durant chase a bit of leverage on the Nets. You’d obviously rather have KD, but there are gonna be teams that say “well Mitchell is eight years younger and we can get him for half of the price…” – 3:48 PM