NBA Rumors: Jazz’s Donovan Mitchell price was ‘far too steep’ for Heat

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NBA Rumors: Jazz’s Donovan Mitchell Price Was ‘Far Too Steep’ For Miami Heat

That new light shed on the situation comes a bit “after the fact”, but it is a new light, nonetheless. And that enlightenment comes from Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald.

Here’s what he had to say about the situation.

"According to a source, the Heat and Jazz spoke about Mitchell last summer, but Utah’s trade request was far too steep for Miami to consider. What the Jazz wanted back easily exceeded, in value, what Cleveland gave up: Collin Sexton, Lauri Markkanen, Ochai Agbaji, three first-round draft picks and two pick swaps."

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"Markkanen has blossomed this season but had never been an All-Star before this season. Sexton has never been an All-Star. Once Utah quickly indicated a high asking price, the Heat moved on."

Now again, it’s all water under the bridge at this point, meaning that it won’t happen while Mitchell is still under contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers, which just so happens to be until after the 24-25 season for sure, in which he has a player option for the following season where he’ll be 29 but also—set to make just over $37 million dollars.

With the money being handed out in the league today and with new media deals always on the horizon, he’ll likely opt out but there’s also a chance he could stay. But none of that is even of great importance at this particular moment.