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Donovan Mitchell is worried about where the Jazz are heading

The recent movements made by the Utah Jazz have generated some concern in the environment of the team’s top star. As reported by the journalist ESPNBrian Windhorst, Donovan Mitchell has expressed concern to management after the completion of trades for Rudy Gobert and Royce O’Neale.

According to sources of the aforementioned journalist, Mitchell asked the main offices of Salt Lake City about the direction of the project after releasing both players in exchange for, mainly, draft rounds. From the management they would have responded that they felt that the movements made comprise “the best for the franchise in the long term.”

After sending O’Neale to the Brooklyn Nets for a 2023 first-round pick, the Jazz agreed to trade Gobert to the Minnesota Timberwolves for four first-round picks, plus a player package consisting of Jarred Vanderbilt, Patrick Beverley, Malik Beasley, Leandro Bolmaro, and Walker Kessler.

Windhorst added that the Jazz would be willing to trade Mitchell as well if the offer is “good enough.” In any case, the Jazz have not officially put the guard on the market and previous information suggests that they have him for next season. Several media have shared that the Miami Heat will bid hard for him in the event that they cannot close the acquisition of Kevin Durant.

During this 2021-22 campaign, the three-time All-Star averaged 25.9 points, 4.2 rebounds and 5.3 assists per game, although the Salt Lake City franchise was unable to get past the first round of the playoffs.

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