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Knicks, Jazz Renew Donovan Mitchell Trade Discussions, per Report

The Knicks and Jazz have renewed trade talks for star guard Donovan Mitchell after a nearly month-long stallThe Athletic‘s Shams Charania and Tony Jones reported Tuesday

Conversations between both franchises simmered in July, though New York has remained adamant in trade talks about its interest in the three-time All-Star, per Jones and Charania. However, there are still obstacles in the path to acquiring Mitchell.

In July, a report circulated that New York was trying to put together a package for Mitchell. According to Jones and Charania, Utah and the Knicks “seriously discussed a Mitchell trade” in the midst of NBA summer league, but the talks dissipated until recently. 

The latest report said a trade is not imminent for Mitchell and there is no traction between the teams. However, sources told Charania and Jones that the Jazz set a high price threshold for the 25-year-old, and Mitchell is believed to be fine with either remaining with the team or being traded. 

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The Wizards and Hornets are also teams interested in Mitchell.

Since coach Quin Snyder resigned in June, the Jazz have been steadily rebuilding its club, including a blockbuster Rudy Gobert trade that sent him to the Timberwolves. In his five seasons with Utah, Mitchell has averaged 23.9 points, 4.5 assists and 44.1% shooting from the floor, and has made three consecutive All-Star Games since the 2019–20 season. Mitchell averaged 25.9 points, 5.3 assists and shot 44.8% in ’21–22. 

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