Knicks concerned about ‘sacrificing their future’ in order to land Donovan Mitchell

The New York Knicks still want to trade for Donovan Mitchell, but are not willing to give up too many assets for the superstar guard.

In addition, the franchise is concerned about ‘sacrificing its future’ if they send several draft picks and players to the Utah Jazz for Mitchell.

“The Knicks’ major concern, according to sources, is giving away too many future assets, which could leave them stuck in an area far below championship contender,” Marc Berman of the New York Post reports.

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Landing Donovan Mitchell will let New York become an Eastern Conference powerhouse in the foreseeable future. However, giving up so many assets will prevent them from making trades for many years, which would be catastrohic for the team’s title chances.

The Knicks and the Jazz engaged in talks in mid-July, but Utah’s extremely high trade demands paused talks. However, the two sides re-engaged in talks recently, aiming to strike a deal before the start of the preseason.

Donovan Mitchell still has four years and $134,8M left in his current contract with the Utah Jazz.

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