NBA coaches, scouts, and executives were polled and the results revealed a resounding consensus that the Knicks would eventually trade for the Jazz All-Star guard. RJ Barrett’s contract extension with the New York Knicks was announced Monday night and the news sent shockwaves through Utah.
How Would This Affect the Hypothetical Donovan Mitchell Deal Between the Jazz and Knicks?
If Utah ultimately decides to trade the Jazz All-Star guard, the Knicks are believed to be the favorites to land him due to their large draft capital.
It should come as no surprise that Mitchell was asked a specific question in an ESPN poll of 15 NBA coaches, scouts, and executives: “Which club will Donovan Mitchell be on the day after the trade deadline?”
According to unnamed NBA insiders, who does Donovan Mitchell play for?
One in 15 respondents chose Mitchell to stay in Utah, while 14 supported the Knicks.
However, the unnamed NBA employee seemed confident that the New York-born Mitchell would end up in the Big Apple.
What role did the Jazz play in the NBA’s biggest surprise move of the offseason?
The ESPN survey covers ten different topics, from the immediate (like who will win the NBA championship this year and who is the best player in the league right now) to the long-term (which rookie will be the best player). ) in five years).
But when it came to the biggest unexpected move of the offseason—trading All-Star center Rudy Gobert to Minnesota—the Jazz came out on top, garnering 10 of the 15 votes that could be cast.
What is the most successful NBA low season the Jazz have had?
The NBA team with the best offseason received two votes in addition to the Jazz.
Boston took the honors with six votes.
The only teams with more votes were the Celtics, Jazz, and Sixers after Philadelphia also received two after bringing in P.J. Tucker, Daniel House, and De’Anthony Melton.
“The Jazz got two votes for the draught selection they got in the Rudy Gobert transaction with the Minnesota Timberwolves,” claims Bontemps, “while the Knicks got one vote for drafting Jalen Brunson and not responding to the availability of Mitchell.” and changing their approach.