NBA Rumors: Donovan Mitchell putting some pressure on the Utah Jazz?

Utah Jazz Donovan Mitchell (Jeffrey Swinger-USA TODAY Sports)
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NBA Rumors: According to recent reporting, Donovan Mitchell is unlikely to sign long-term again with the Utah Jazz beyond this contract.

Donovan Mitchell hasn’t necessarily asked the Utah Jazz for a trade. Or at least not it hasn’t been reported publically, Although, there could be signs that he could be starting to apply some pressure on the organization to potentially trade him.

The Jazz has reportedly begun – or began – to field potential offers for Mitchell. Other than some loud noise from the New York Knicks, nothing tangible has truly come to fruition. Although, perhaps that could be changing sometime soon.

According to a recent report, Mitchell isn’t likely to re-sign long-term again with the Jazz once his contract ends – if it even gets to that point. This is a loaded report and perhaps may not be that thought-provoking, especially considering that Mitchell still has at least three remaining on his current contract. And then has a player option for a fourth.

That said, this could be the first move that Mitchell is taking in an attempt to get his way out of Utah. Mitchell, at least thus far, hasn’t seemed like a player who wants to make a mess out of his situation.

But that doesn’t mean that he can’t send messages to the organization behind the scenes. And this could be exactly that. Either way, with the moves Utah has made so far during the offseason, it appears that they’re going to trade Mitchell at some point.

Though, there’s no knowing when that will exactly be.

And considering that Mitchell still has at least three years remaining on his contract, there’s no rush for Utah. And there’s even less of a rush if Mitchell is not willing to either demand a trade outright or let management know behind the scenes.

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It appears that Mitchell doesn’t play on being long-term in Utah. Question is, will he be switching jerseys now or until his current contract with the Jazz is over?