Knicks, Jazz engage in Donovan Mitchell trade talks

A Donovan Mitchell trade to the Knicks appears to be more than a pipe dream.

Just over 24 hours after word leaked out that the rebuilding Jazz were listening to offers on the three-time All-Star guard

The Athletic reported Wednesday night that the Knicks have engaged Utah in talks on Mitchell.

The Jazz are still talking to other teams, but the Knicks have become the “focused destination” in recent days.

On paper, the deal is a no-brainer.

Mitchell is a difference-maker at only 25 years of age. He is a New Yorker who understands the pressure

He even has a relationship with the newest Knick, Jalen Brunson, due to a common close friend, NBA free agent Eric Paschall.

As much as Rose and the Knicks may want Mitchell, the price could be exorbitant.

Remember, the Jazz recently received four first-round picks (three unprotected) and a pick swap from the Timberwolves for Rudy Gobert

The Knicks own 11 first-round picks over the next seven years, and the Jazz are reportedly interested in accumulating draft picks.