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NBA Rumors: Donovan Mitchell Would Be Interested In The Miami Heat And The Atlanta Hawks If He Were To Leave The Utah Jazz

NBA Rumors: Donovan Mitchell Would Be Interested In The Miami Heat And The Atlanta Hawks If He Were To Leave The Utah Jazz

The Utah Jazz at the minute is a team that is at a crossroads. The Donovan Mitchell-Rudy Gobert era seems like it has come to its natural end after they were dumped out in the first round by the Dallas Mavericks who played half the series without Luka Doncic. This means that one of Mitchell or Gobert will likely leave the Jazz, and for the most part, the reports have maintained that Utah would like to hold on to Mitchell

However, it's never that simple when it comes to revamping rosters, and considering how high Mitchell's value is, they could move on from the guard as well. And while no team in the NBA wouldn't want to get Donovan Mitchell on their roster, there are two that have been named as destinations Donovan might prefer if a trade were to go through (via si.com). 

 "Almost every team in the league would show trade interest in Mitchell if he was to request a trade out of Utah, but the Miami Heat and Atlanta Hawks are two other teams besides the Knicks that Mitchell would have interest in, sources familiar with the Jazz guard noted.

"Pat Riley’s success throughout the years in Miami’s front office and the Heat already having proven All-Stars on their roster makes them an attractive destination and one of Mitchell’s best friends in the league is Trae Young, also making the Hawks a fascinating destination for Mitchell to potentially build one of the best backcourts in the league with Young."

A backcourt of Mitchell and Young would be explosive offensively but might also be one of the worst defensive backcourts ever. The Heat would be an excellent fit considering the personnel they could surround him with, so it's no surprise that he might want to join Dwyane Wade's team. A move for Spida is unlikely, but it doesn't make sense to entirely write it off either.