After a few months of negotiations and tons more rumors, the New York Knicks have re-engaged trade talks with the Utah Jazz to try and land All-Star guard Donovan Mitchell. Negotiations stalled for some time with the Knicks, opening the door for other teams to emerge in the race, such as the Charlotte Hornets and the Washington Wizards.
Many hurdles remain, but talks resurfaced with training camp about six weeks away. The teams tried to get a deal done during July but no dice from either side.
The Knicks will have to send at least $24.2 million in salary to make the trade go through, according to Ian Begley of SNY, on top of the high asking price that Utah wants for Mitchell.
The Jazz has also clarified that they will be content with holding onto Mitchell if no deal is reached.
If they land Mitchell, the Knicks could have a potential starting lineup of Jalen Brunson, who they signed during free agency, Mitchell, RJ Barrett, Julius Randle, and Mitchell Robinson for the upcoming season.
The blockbuster trade could help the Knicks could turn around their disappointing 2021-2022 season into one where they find themselves back in the NBA playoffs.