Donovan Mitchell trade rumors: 3 teams that need to make Jazz an offer

Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell. (Rob Gray-USA TODAY Sports)
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Miami Heat

The Heat are another team with championship aspirations who look likely to get involved in the Mitchell sweepstakes.

Ira Winderman of The South Florida Sun-Sentinel tweeted that the Heat have clear interest in Mitchell. The question is what they’re willing to give up to get him.

Reports suggest a deal to send Mitchell to Miami would have to involve Tyler Herro and perhaps Duncan Robinson, plus the necessary first-round draft picks.

Miami has star power with Jimmy Butler, Bam Adebayo and Kyle Lowry. Bringing Mitchell into the lineup would give them a clear shot to dominate the Eastern Conference.

However, going all-in on Mitchell would mean giving up on landing Kevin Durant. It’s something the team will have to consider.

Los Angeles Lakers

Realistically, the Lakers are in a much worse position to contend for Mitchell than New York or Miami. The franchise doesn’t have the assets on the roster or in terms of draft capital to put together a package in the same ballpark as the other teams in the mix.

That doesn’t mean they shouldn’t make the call and put together something to entice the Jazz.

Russell Westbrook could be the centerpiece of the deal, but they don’t have a first-round pick to offer until 2025. So it might take another team getting involved for the Lakers to get LeBron James another running mate and young star.

It feels like a long shot. You just never know.

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