Quin Snyder’s recent decision to step down as the head coach of the Utah Jazz is expected to send ripples throughout the league. The Jazz need not look any further, though, with this recent development expected to have an impact on the future of cornerstone superstar Donovan Mitchell.
Mitchell has long been linked to a move away from Utah, and Snyder’s exit could be the factor that pushes the All-Star guard over the edge. According to Marc Berman of the New York Post, the New York Knicks are one of the teams that are “monitoring” Mitchell’s situation with the Jazz. At this point, it appears that it’s only a matter of time before the 25-year-old requests a trade away from Utah:
Mitchell, who is from Westchester, was noncommittal after the Jazz’s playoff ouster. League sources believe Mitchell eventually will request a trade, but it might not be until next summer.
It is worth noting that Knicks president Leon Rose is the former basketball chief of the Creative Artists Agency, which currently represents Mitchell as one of their clients. This could play a part in New York’s pursuit of the Jazz star if and when he actually decides that he wants out of Utah. Needless to say, it’s going to be a very interesting next few months for the Jazz organization.