The Lakers talk to me Jazz And the nicks A few weeks ago about a hypothetical three-band trading scenario that can be seen Donovan Mitchell Land in New York, with Russell Westbrook Going to Utah, league sources say Michael Scotto from HoopsHype.
As Scotto explains, the proposed deal will involve at least two jazz players (likely a mix of Bojan BogdanovicAnd the Patrick BeverlyAnd the Jordan ClarksonAnd the Owner Beasley) going to Los Angeles, while the Knicks send players to both teams for salary matching purposes. New York would need to trade at least $24.2 million in issued salary to match Mitchell’s $30.35 million ceiling.
The Jazz — who would buy Westbrook if they acquired it, according to Scotto — would get a hefty payout from the Lakers and Knicks for trading Mitchell and taking Westbrook’s $47 million salary.
According to Scotto, the Lakers were interested in the Knicks striker Cam Reddish In the past. In addition, New York previously expressed interest in Beasley and is now hiring Gerson Rosas, who had acquired and re-signed Beasley while working in the front office of Timberwolves. So if the three teams are able to work out a deal, it would be worth watching if the Lakers land on Reddish or the Knicks can get Beasley.
However, it seems likely that the Jazz, Lakers and Knicks team will be able to come to an agreement.
Utah, of course, wants a great deal of money for Mitchell request received Knicks for three players and six draft last month. It is believed the teams that spoke to Los Angeles about Westbrook are seeking Lakers first-round picks for 2027 and 2029 (with as little protection as possible) to accommodate the payroll. according to multiple ReportsLos Angeles has so far resisted linking more than one senior manager to Westbrook in any proposed trade.
For the Lakers, Jazz and Knicks to strike a deal, they have to find common ground on Mitchell’s price tags And the Westbrook, which is going to be very challenging.
It is unclear, based on Scotto’s report, whether or not the three clubs are still actively exploring this scenario or to what extent they consider it viable.
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