Donovan Mitchell is Reportedly Questioning Utah's Plan
According to Brian Windhorst, on his podcast, Donovan Mitchell has expressed concern after the Rudy Gobert and Royce O’Neale trades.
Speaking Wednesday on Brian Windhorst & The Hoop Collective, ESPN NBA insider Brian Windhorst said Mitchell essentially asked Jazz higher-ups what their plan was after trading away two key players primarily for draft picks.
Windhorst noted that the plan is to “do what’s right for the franchise” and that the Jazz decision-makers, including CEO of basketball operations Danny Ainge, felt the trades were in the long-term best interest of the franchise.
Windhorst went on to say that while the Jazz haven’t officially put Mitchell on the trade block, he believes they have a price and would be willing to trade their franchise cornerstone if the offer is good enough.
Not on the trading block yet? Willing to trade if the offer is good enough? With those quotes and the insane amount of picks they received from the Timberwolves it sure seems like they’re a team on the brink of a rebuild. They should probably do right by Mitchell and trade him. More importantly, trade him to a team that he already has a couple of friends on:
— Sixers Nation (@PHLSixersNation) July 4, 2022
If you’re in a rebuild, Tobias Harris’ contract is just a number. Plus, no team in the middle of a rebuild should want Tyrese Maxey. You don’t want to have to pay a point guard the max as soon as you’re ready to compete again. How about Tobias, Matisse Thybulle, a pick or two, and salary filler? Sounds good! Let’s bring the real 2018 Rookie of the Year home:
Donovan Mitchell uses the dictionary definition of a rookie to respond to Ben Simmons 👀 pic.twitter.com/NhL9730xFF
— The Sporting News (@sportingnews) April 10, 2018