In total, the Jazz received Malik Beasley, Patrick Beverley, Jarred Vanderbilt, Leandro Balmaro, and Walker Kessler. As far as picks go, they got unprotected first-rounders in 2023, 2025, and 2027, a pick swap in 2026, and a top-five protected pick in 2029.
Danny Ainge and the rest of Utah’s front office very clearly values picks, which begs the question – what is their goal? Do they want to build around Donovan Mitchell? Or are they going to trade him?
All rumors have stated that they want to build around Mitchell, which means big trades would still have to be on the way. What three trades could the Jazz pull off next to help Mitchell?
NBA Trades: 3 Utah Jazz trades to help Donovan Mitchell win: New York Knicks
Jazz receive: Evan Fournier, Cam Reddish
Knicks receive: Bojan Bogdanovic, 2026 1st-Round Pick (Lottery Protected)
In this trade, the Knicks would be focusing on one thing – getting off of Fournier’s three-year contract. He’s on a long-term deal, and this would get some money off their books two years early.
Reddish would be included, too, as the Jazz are likely going to be looking for perimeter defenders this summer. Plus, Fournier and Reddish have reportedly been shopped around by the Knicks.
New York would still get a first for their troubles, though, because they wouldn’t be getting any value in return. Plus, the Jazz have plenty of picks, so they’d probably be willing to pay for wing help.
Fournier may not be the player he once was, but he could still play a fairly big role for Utah. And on top of that, Reddish would give them the aforementioned much-needed defensive help on the perimeter.