After Rudy Gobert’s trade to Wolves, the Jazz may rebuild from floor to ceiling, and Donovan Mitchell has a good chance of leaving Salt Lake City…if Utah gets the desired consideration.
According to the Salt Lake Tribune, the club would have liked to keep the back, having been granted many concessions recently, but the “general feeling” is that he wants to leave as soon as possible.
Donovan Mitchell is only entering the second year of his five-year, $163 million contract extension, but his final season is on player option, so he can test the market in 2025. Utah, it seems increasingly certain that the back will leave as soon as he has the opportunity, and that is why the club is already looking to trade him, in order to avoid future seasons under tension.
Originally from New York, where he spends most of his summers, Donovan Mitchell would like to join a big market, which would offer him more exposure and opportunities with sponsors. The Knicks would therefore be the ideal base, but the track is blocked for the moment as the demands of the Jazz are high.
According to the Salt Lake Tribune, Miami would also be, and unsurprisingly, a destination of choice for Donovan Mitchell.