Donovan Mitchell is the name on everyone's lips as fans and media alike try to figure out where the Utah Jazz All-Star will end up playing next season. Everything is in the hands of Danny Ainge, whose reported asking price for Mitchell has been astronomical, but it has not deterred interested parties from trying to make a deal work.
The two teams mentioned constantly in the sweepstakes for Mitchell include the Miami Heat and the New York Knicks. The Knicks have the capital to make a trade like this happen without involving anyone else, but the Heat doesn't have that at the moment. So they will likely have to get another team involved if they wish to swing a deal for Mitchell. And that's exactly what NBA insider Ian Begley has reported.
"Several teams, including the Nets and Miami Heat, reportedly have interest in Mitchell.
"But some members of the Nets organization like where the roster is at the moment and don’t feel a sense or urgency to pursue Mitchell. Miami would probably need to engage a third team to produce enough draft capital to satisfy Utah. The Heat can currently trade three future first-round picks."
The Miami Heat have promising young prospects like Tyler Herro to send along with the picks they can offer, but it's hard to tell if that would interest the Jazz. Herro would be the main selling point, and he has already shared his opinion on wanting to run it back with the team next season.
Getting Mitchell to the Heat would mean involving a third team, and that could also very much be the Los Angeles Lakers. The Lakers need to make some moves, and maybe they could acquire scorers like Herro in exchange for their future first-round picks that Danny Ainge reportedly covets. One way or another, this promises to be a trade the likes of which the NBA hasn't seen in a while.