The Utah Jazz and the New York Knicks are still negotiating a trade for superstar guard Donovan Mitchell. Yet, there is no done deal between the two sides.
Per Steve Popper of Newsday, the Knicks are not willing to give up the vast majority of their first-round picks in exchange for Mitchell.
“Every source indicates that the Knicks are the most likely landing spot if the Jazz move Mitchell, something that admittedly are open to now.
Rumors flew this week that a deal was done but multiple league sources squashed that notion, saying no deal was imminent.
But they have spoken and the Knicks turned down the first ask from Utah. Will they engage again? Likely. Who will blink is the question,” Popper reports.
Even though the Jazz are willing to listen to offers from other teams, the Knicks remain the favorite to land the superstar guard. For his part, Donovan Mitchell would welcome a move to New York.
Donovan Mitchell still has four years and $134,8M left in his current contract with the Utah Jazz.
"Donovan [Mitchell] is not forcing his way out. But I think we all understand that his strong preference would be to go ahead and get traded to New York."
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