Woj: Donovan Mitchell Trade 'Going to Take Some Time' Amid Rumored Jazz, Knicks Talks

By: The Trend Wire

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Donovan Mitchell's departure from the Utah Jazz might stretch on well into the summer, much like the ongoing Kevin Durant trade saga.

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According to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, the Jazz and New York Knicks had trade talks regarding Mitchell on Tuesday

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but they still plan to look at other league teams' offers. A final arrangement "is going to take some time," according to Wojnarowski.

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Rudy Gobert's trade with Utah appeared to be completed quickly.

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According to Tony Jones of The Athletic, who wrote on June 28 that the organisation was "still participating in trade talk," 

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Gobert was one of the potential trade targets

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Wojnarowski began disclosing the details of the agreement that led him to the Minnesota Timberwolves three days later.

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The significant return the Jazz acquired in exchange for the seasoned centre (four first-round selections and additional compensation) may have made a Mitchell trade inevitable and time-consuming.

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Gobert may not be a more significant trade asset than the 25-year-old guard

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but a team executive told The Action Network's Matt Moore that it is getting harder to estimate how much a player like Mitchell is worth.

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The CEO referred to the Gobert trade and asked, "How are we expected to create a market after that?" "When Milwaukee [gave five firsts for Jrue Holiday], they were in a special situation

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so that was one thing. Six picks are the first step in creating an All-Star, plus strong rotation players? For some time, the market will be tainted."

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The Jazz are aware that this is the last significant decision that will determine their future course even though Mitchell has at least three more seasons left on his deal. 

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Utah has the luxury of being able to wait, but it must take full advantage of this chance.

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The Brooklyn Nets are in the exact same situation as they are with Durant.

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It can be challenging to maintain a star player who wants out, but doing so is preferable to sending him away for a lower than anticipated return only to get rid of him.

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Mitchell might be detained in Salt Lake City longer than anticipated if the Jazz are going to stand their ground, as it seems they will.