UTAH JAZZ

Woj: Jazz Willing To Trade Donovan Mitchell

Jul 12, 2022, 4:00 PM
Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell grabs the ball over Dallas Mavericks forward Dorian Finney-Smith U...
Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell grabs the ball over Dallas Mavericks forward Dorian Finney-Smith Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell (45) grabs a rebound as he and Dallas Mavericks forward Dorian Finney-Smith (10) battle as the Utah Jazz and the Dallas Mavericks play game four at Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City on Saturday, April 23, 2022. Utah won 100-99. (Photo: Deseret News/Scott G Winterton)
(Photo: Deseret News/Scott G Winterton)

SALT LAKE CITY – Just one week after the Utah Jazz traded All-Star center Rudy Gobert, they are reportedly listening to trade offers for superstar guard Donovan Mitchell.

According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Jazz are willing to take calls from opposing teams regarding Mitchell.

“After previously shutting down inquiries on moving All-Star guard Donovan Mitchell, rival teams say the Utah Jazz are showing a willingness to listen on possible trade scenarios, sources tell ESPN,” Wojnarowski tweeted.

When news broke that the team was trading Gobert, Wojnarowski reported that the Jazz plan was to build around Mitchell using their new assets.

However, that report changed Tuesday.

“The asking price appears to be steep, but in the wake of Utah’s recent Rudy Gobert blockbuster deal to Minnesota, the Jazz are no longer simply dismissing calls on Mitchell, sources said,” Wojnarowski added.

Jazz general manager Justin Zanik recently said that Mitchell was an important part of the Jazz’s roster, but stopped short of saying he was untradable.

“Change is inevitable in the NBA,” Zanik said. “I’m not trying to be cryptic or anything else but Donovan’s on our roster and he’s a very, very important part of what we’re trying to do. Things evolve in the NBA, so I couldn’t sit here and say anybody is… we’re trying to build a championship team, but there’s no intent there.”

Mitchell, 25, is coming off his third consecutive All-Star season where he averaged 25.9 points, 5.3 assists, and 4.2 rebounds.

The guard signed a five-year, $163 million extension in November of 2020 and has three years, plus a player option for the fourth year remaining on his deal.

Originally selected by the Denver Nuggets, the Jazz acquired Mitchell via trade on draft night in 2017 using second-year forward Trey Lyles and the 24th pick in the draft.

With Mitchell on the roster, the Jazz have made five consecutive trips to the postseason including to stops in the Western Conference Semifinals.

  • Utah Jazz Scoreboard

  • Utah Jazz Team Leaders

  • Utah Jazz Standings

Utah Jazz

Donovan-Mitchell-Utah-Jazz-Western-Conference-Standings...
Ben Anderson

Where Will Jazz, Timberwolves Finish In The West?

Where will the Utah Jazz and the Minnesota Timberwolves finish in the Western Conference standings next season after their blockbuster trade?
15 hours ago
Bill-Russell-Jersey-Retired...
Ben Anderson

NBA To Retire No. 6 Bill Russell Jersey

The NBA will retire the number 6 jersey league-wide to honor the Boston Celtics great Bill Russell after he passed away in July.
15 hours ago
Utah-Jazz-Jake-Lindsey-Grand-Canyon...
Ben Anderson

Jake Lindsey Joins Grand Canyon University After Leaving Jazz

Former Utah Jazz scout Jake Lindsey, son of Dennis Lindsey is taking a job with Grand Canyon University's basketball staff. 
2 days ago
Donovan Mitchell - Utah Jazz...
Ben Anderson

Donovan Mitchell Cheers On Utah Little League World Series Hopefuls

Snow Canyon baseball is on the brink of the Little League World Series and has made a fan out of Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell. 
2 days ago
Jordan Clarkson - Utah Jazz...
Ben Anderson

Report: Jordan Clarkson Will Play For Philippines At World Cup Qualifiers

Utah Jazz guard Jordan Clarkson will play for the Philippines at the World Cup Qualifiers according to a report from Sportlando. 
3 days ago
Donovan Mitchell - Danny Ainge - BYU Cougars - USF Bulls...
Ben Anderson

Jazz, Mitchell Deserve Kudos For Low Drama Summer

Both the Utah Jazz and All-Star guard Donovan Mitchell deserve credit for how they've behaved amid a volatile offseason.
3 days ago
Woj: Jazz Willing To Trade Donovan Mitchell