The Lakers have talked to the Knicks, the Jazz a few doable three-team commerce

The Lakers talked to Jazz and Knicks a few weeks ago about a hypothetical three-team trade scenario that would be seen Donovan Mitchell lands in New York, with Russell Westbrook will go to Utah, league sources say Michael Scotto of HoopsHype..

As Scotto explains, the proposed deal would involve at least two Jazz players (likely some combination of them Bojan Bogdanović, Patrick Beverley, Jordan Clarksonand Malik Beasley) would go to Los Angeles, and the Knicks would send players to both teams for salary adjustments. New York should sell at least 24.2 million. $30.35 million in outgoing salary to match Mitchell’s. USD cap.

The Jazz, who Scott said would buy Westbrook out if they acquired him, would receive significant compensation from the Lakers and Knicks for trading Mitchell and $47 million. $+ taking Westbrook’s salary.

According to Scott, the Lakers were interested in the Knicks forward Cam Pink in the past. Additionally, New York has previously expressed interest in Beasley and is now working Gersson Ross, who acquired and re-signed Beasley during his tenure in the Timberwolves front office. So if the three teams could come to an agreement, it would be worth watching to see if the Lakers could land Reddish and the Knicks land Beasley.

However, the Jazz, Lakers, and Knicks seem like a long shot to reach a deal.

Of course, Utah wants Mitchell to get a lot allegedly asked The Knicks dealt three players and six draft picks last month. And the teams that have talked to Los Angeles about Westbrook are believed to be targeting the Lakers’ 2027 and 2029 first-round picks (with as little protection as possible) to avoid a salary cap hit. According to multiple messagesLA has thus far resisted attaching more than one first-rounder to Westbrook in any proposed trade.

For the Lakers, Jazz and Knicks to come to an agreement, they must find common ground on both of Mitchell’s price tags. and Westbrook, which will be very difficult.

According to Scott’s report, it is unclear whether the three clubs are still actively exploring this scenario, or whether they consider it viable.

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