September 1, 2022, 6:41 pm
Donovan Mitchell’s name was widely available across the league ever since GM Danny Ainge and the new regime in Utah decided to ship out Rudy Gobert to the Wolves at the beginning of free agency. Sure, the Jazz postured as if they would be willing to keep the All-Star shooting guard if their asking price wasn’t met, but it was clear that their desire was to move him before the season started in earnest. We will now analyze three teams that were (and in one case weren’t) involved in the deal and what the fantasy fallout is as a result of the moving pieces.
But first, let’s take a look at who is getting what.
Jazz receive: Collin Sexton (S&T), Lauri Markkanen, Ochai Agbaji, three unprotected first-round picks (2025, 2027, 2029) and two pick first-round pick swaps (2026 & 2028).
KnicksRJ BarrettSF, New York Knicks
The Knicks were widely expected to land Mitchell in an eventual deal, but apparently decided that they would prefer to lock up Barrett to a four-year extension that could net him around $120M. Since the deal took place just days after Barrett and the Knicks came to that extension, it seems like the former Duke Blue Devil would have had to be included as part of any return package for the Jazz. Barrett continues to be the primary wing for the Knicks moving forward and while he’ll struggle in fantasy circles until he fixes his efficiency, opportunity won’t be an obstacle.
Want to find what other fantasy fallout occurred based on this trade, you’ll need to have a FANTASYPASS membership. Click here to learn more and sign up!Jalen BrunsonPG, New York Knicks