Donovan Mitchell can no longer be a Knicks target

It seems that Utah Jazz are no longer ready to listen to commercial offers for Donovan Mitchell and Rudy Gobert.

There has been media speculation about the possibility of Jazz trading Mitchell or Gobert after a breach developed between the two All-Stars. After Gobert tested positive for COVID-19, Mitchell, who tested positive for the virus the day after Gobert, publicly acknowledged that he was not satisfied with Gobert.

Jazz vice president Dennis Lindsey warned Tuesday that Mitchell and Gobert will overcome the accident.

“They are ready to leave this behind, move forward, act professionally,” Lindsey said on Tuesday about a Zoom call with the media, for ESPN. “Look, the night of COVID-19 in March [11] was truly unprecedented. He brought a microscope to our team and we understand it. Having said that, we are very satisfied with the collective composition of our group, Donovan and Rudy in particular.

“We can’t wait to go on. They said to each other. They both visited at property level, at management level, at coach level, at player level with each other”.

The Knicks would have jumped at the chance to take Mitchell in an exchange. But Lindsey told reporters Tuesday that Mitchell could be removed from any hypothetical list of commercial targets for New York.