After the Utah Jazz traded Rudy Gobert to the Minnesota Timberwolves for a major haul of picks, a lot of teams contacted them to explore the possibility of moving Donovan Mitchell. However, the franchise rejected them all, and for good reason.
According to Andy Larsen of the Salt Lake Tribune, the Jazz felt teams were using the opportunity to acquire Mitchell for a cheaper price. After all, it definitely looks like Utah is entering a rebuild. With that said, they didn't get an offer they felt was enough for them to consider moving the All-Star guard
A league source told The Tribune that more than a handful of teams called the Jazz to inquire about the availability of Mitchell — and the Jazz’s front office shut them all down. Those conversations, the Jazz felt, were league executives trying to pounce on a perceived opportunity to trade for Mitchell cheaply.
It is still unknown if the Jazz will look to trade Donovan Mitchell. In his report, Larsen also highlighted that there is no deal for the superstar that is even close to getting done.
While Utah has made it look like they are comfortable keeping Mitchell and building around him, they haven't closed the possibility of a trade as well. That much is clear after GM Justin Zanik refused to say that Mitchell is “untouchable” on the team.
Danny Ainge and the Jazz have also seemingly made it a point to emphasize that they'll be doing what's best for the team and not necessarily what's best for Mitchell.
For now, Jazz fans cannot do anything but wait for Utah's next move to get a clear grasp of what they plan to do with Mitchell.