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The Utah Jazz are reportedly taking calls on a possible Donovan Mitchell trade after turning down the idea of shipping out their star.
Are the Jazz ready to completely blow things up and start over?
They’ve already traded Rudy Gobert to the Timberwolves. Donovan Mitchell may be next.
Jazz manager Justin Zanik has told reporters that the team had no intention of trading Mitchell, but a new report from Adrian Wojnarowski claims that isn’t the case anymore.
NBA rumors: Donovan Mitchell trade now in play as Jazz reverse course
“After previously shutting down inquiries on moving All-Star guard Donovan Mitchell, rival teams say the Utah Jazz are showing a willingness to listen on possible trade scenarios, sources tell ESPN,” Wojnarowski tweeted on Tuesday.
The Jazz got an absolute haul for Gobert. Along with four first-round draft picks, the Timberwolves gave up Malik Beasley, Patrick Beverley, Leandro Bolmaro, Jarred Vanderbilt and 2022 first-round pick Walker Kessler.
According to Wojnarowski, Utah will ask a similarly “steep” price for Mitchell.
“The Jazz are open to trades across the entire roster too, but Mitchell is certainly the organization’s most valuable and coveted asset,” Wojnarowski tweeted.
This isn’t the first time Mitchell has been involved in trade talk. He was reportedly unsettled by the resignation of head coach Quin Snyder and there was talk that he would request a trade out himself.
The Knicks and Heats were immediately linked to potential trades for Mitchell.
Tony Jones of The Athletic reported that New York would be putting together a trade package. However, he also cautioned that Utah isn’t close to actually trading Mitchell.
“Much like Gobert, they have no issues whatsoever in keeping him. Either a team is going to meet the bar to make this a convo, or he will be with the Jazz. They are not giving him away, Jones tweeted.