Is the Donovan Mitchell era over for the National Basketball Association’s Utah Jazz?

After another disappointing NBA Playoffs streak, the Utah Jazz haven’t made it past the second round since 2007, despite passing a few notable stars to Utah. On paper, Donovan Mitchell and Rudy Gobert seem like a perfect match.

Mitchell, a goalie who has career averages of 23.9 PPG and 4.5 APG, has been one of the league’s best goaltenders since his rookie season. Gobert is a defensive maestro, who has racked up three DPOY awards and cemented his place among the top big men in the league.

However, this duo was not as successful as one might expect. Despite an above-average supporting cast, it looks like the Jazz will have to part ways with one of their stars in the coming months. Gobert could be the player many expect to be moved on, as he turns 30 at the start of next season.

However, a Mitchell trade would inherently bring more value and could prevent this Utah Jazz team from a full rebuild. So what are the packages that could make sense if Mitchell were to end up in a different jersey next season? Here is the first option.

Cleveland acquires Mitchell and Bojan Bogdanovic in a package around Colin Sexton. Utah receives: Collin Sexton, Isaac Okoro, Lauri Markkanen, a 2024 NBA lottery-protected 1st-round pick and a 2022 second-round pick.

Or, maybe Cleveland gets Mitchell and Bojan Bogdanovic.

The Cavaliers looked like a top-four seed at one point this season, until injuries derailed them, ending their season failing to qualify. Cleveland heads into next season with plenty of pieces on its team to be excited about, or pieces to use in a package to get a deal done. With this trade, Utah will receive a great package that will keep them competitive in the West.

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Sexton, Okoro and Markkanen could all start, and all of those players are under 25. On the Cleveland side, they would form one of the best backcourts in the NBA along with Mitchell and Garland.

They also wouldn’t be completely out of depth, as they would still have Caris LeVert and Kevin Love as benchers. As much as this trade has Cleveland giving up a lot, it doesn’t look like Cleveland would even bring Sexton back this offseason. This trade should be a win-win, as long as the Cavaliers can continue to elevate the Eastern Conference standings.

Another option, the Knicks separate from Randle and Quickley. Utah receives Julius Randle, Immanuel Quickley, Cam Reddish and a 2023 Top 5 Protected Pick. New York receives Mitchell and Royce O’Neale.

Knicks fans have been waiting for their star since Carmelo Anthony left the Big Apple. Even though Randle delivered an All-NBA season in 2021, he failed to follow that success into the 2021-22 NBA season. With a fan base that hasn’t seen much playoff success lately, they can help point the way and bring a star to New York.

For Utah, Quickley and Reddish seem stretchable on this team, as neither has cemented their roles on this roster. That said, a fresh start could help unlock their potential as both players are 22 years old. Randle’s main goal in this deal would be to fill the cap and give Utah an All-Star caliber player in return. For the

Knicks, they would get not just Mitchell, but a defensive Swiss army knife in O’Neale that Coach Thibodeau would love.

No matter what Utah decides to do, logical thinking provokes the idea of ​​getting a really good comeback for Mitchell. Let’s see what the top brass of the Jazz organization end up doing.

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