The Toronto Raptors are one of several teams to express interest in Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell, though a deal remains unlikely. The Raptors have “expressed interest” in Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell, according to The Athletic’s Shams Charania.
A deal with the New York Knicks appears to be the most likely option for the Jazz who are reportedly not in a rush to move the 25-year-old three-time All-Star. The Raptors are also referred as a potential suitor for Kevin Durant.
The Utah Jazz are expected to demand a gigantic package of picks from the New York Knicks in a potential trade for Donovan Mitchell. While both teams are engaging in trade talks, the Knicks hope to surrender 4 or 5 first-round picks, per NBA insider Marc Stein.
Based on Ujiri’s season-ending press conference and his disinterest in big changes this summer, a deal of that magnitude seems highly unlikely. A potential trade for Durant or Mitchell will strip Toronto from depth and future assets.
Toronto would likely have to part with one of the two wings along with multiple first-round draft picks in order to acquire Mitchell from the rebuilding Jazz in a potential trade.