3 Creative Donovan Mitchell Trades Involving Dark-Horse Suitors

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Sacramento Kings

Utah Jazz Receive: F Harrison Barnes, C Richaun Holmes, F Keegan Murray, 2023 First-Round Pick (SAC), 2025 First-Round Pick (SAC), 2026 First-Round Pick (Swap – SAC), 2027 First-Round Pick (SAC)
Sacramento Kings Receive: G Donovan Mitchell

In all likelihood, this is exactly the type of package the Utah Jazz are looking for.

We should note that this trade couldn’t happen tomorrow. As a recently signed rookie, Keegan Murray can’t be traded until August 1st. Moreover, moving him at all would be difficult for the Sacramento Kings.

After all, he just won the Summer League MVP award. Murray has a bright future n this league. Parting with him, along with so much draft capital, would not be a decision made lightly.

The Kings should make it anyway. This team needs to make the postseason in 2022-23. As constructed, they’ve got a chance, but the addition of Mitchell would make it a near-guarentee.

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For an organization that hasn’t seen the playoffs in an NBA-record 16 years, what other priorities could their be?