Jazz Rumors: 'Several Teams' View Donovan Mitchell as Available After Gobert Trade

Jazz Rumors: 'Several Teams' View Donovan Mitchell as Available After Gobert Trade

The Utah Jazz might intend to keep Donovan Mitchell as a centerpiece of the franchise

but that may not stop rival teams from making a run at the three-time All-Star

ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported Friday the Jazz are trading Rudy Gobert to the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Ian Begley of SNY followed up to report "several teams still view Mitchell as attainable for the right return."

ESPN's Brian Windhorst also said on NBA Today some executives outside of Utah "think it would be abnormal for Donovan not to want out."

He added teams are "revving up the possibility of calling Utah and seeing what it's gonna take to get [Mitchell]."

The initial framing from the Jazz is the they intend to keep Mitchell and reorient the roster around him.

Given how their relationship soured, Mitchell may not be heartbroken to see Gobert go

The return for the star center may not leave him feeling encouraged, though

He was already "surprised and disappointed" with the departure of head coach Quin Snyder, according to Wojnarowski.

Utah did great to get Minnesota's unprotected first-round picks in 2023

2025 and 2027 and a top-five protected first-rounder in 2029, per Wojnarowski

but Mitchell won't really care about draft picks too much

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