Last update on Donovan Mitchell exchange for nyx is that there is no update.
The trade talks have dragged on for weeks with apparently little progress, and The Athletic’s Shams Charania confirmed this in an interview on Friday when he said the talks had “reached a stalemate.”
“At this point, sources tell me that talks between the Jazz and Knicks over a Donovan Mitchell deal have stalled.”
— Rally (@TheRally) July 29, 2022
Rumors that the Wizards and Hornets are in the conversation are not new, but the rumors are that these deals are far away and more like leverage to motivate the Knicks than anything else.
Sources told NBC Sports that the Knicks remain in the lead and a likely place for Mitchell for one simple reason: the Jazz want a recovery pick back, and the Knicks have up to eight options they can trade. Negotiations remained about how many picks (the Jazz reportedly asked for six first-round players at the start of negotiations), as well as how many young players such as Quentin Grimes, Obi Toppin as well as Immanuel Quickly are in the mix.
Danny Ainge is a patient negotiator who waits on people and makes them bargain against themselves (we’re looking at you Timberwolves). Whatever you think of him as the CEO of the Knicks, Leon Rose was patient in building this team. Rose took her time with bad—dare we say, Knicks-style—movements. With nearly a month until training camps open and another month before the end of the season, no one feels pressured to make a deal today. Things stop.
But expect Mitchell to be in Knicks uniform. Eventually.