Report: Lakers, Knicks, and Jazz discussed blockbuster trade that has Donovan Mitchell in New York

The Los Angeles Lakers are at a crossroads. As things stand at present, it is unclear how competitive the team will be next season. Russell Westbrook may need a new home. LeBron James is still contemplating his future.
A new report from HoopsHype's Michael Scotto suggests the Lakers are not taking the moment lightly. According to Scotto, Los Angeles has discussed a monster deal with New York and Utah that would radically reshape the Lakers roster.
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Good front offices are constantly making calls and exchanging ideas. As Scotto noted, this proposal from a few weeks ago and LA, New York and Utah are all weighing their respective options on a number of possibilities. However, let's dive into this interesting trading rumor.
According to Scotto, the proposal in question would send Russell Westbrook to Utah. From there, the former MVP would buy out his contract. The Jazz would also receive "significant" draft funds.
Donovan Mitchell would end up with the Knicks in this scenario, one of many suggestions and rumors sending Mitchell to New York. Utah would also swap two of the following players for the Lakers: Patrick Beverly, Jordan Clarkson, Bojan Bogdanovic, or Malik Beasley.
The above would also require the Knicks to take some pay cuts at either this move or a separate deal to absorb Mitchell's $30.4 million contract. Sending in players like Derrick Rose or Evan Fournier could help make that happen.
There are other permutations that a trade between the Lakers, Knicks and Jazz could take. LA is reportedly interested in Cam Reddish, a Klutch client who almost got sent off to the Lakers last season. Reddish could end up in a version of this deal.
The Knicks also have their eye on Malik Beasley. New York senior basketball advisor Gersson Rosas first signed Beasley to Minnesota a few years ago.
As Scotto reported, trading Russell Westbrook in such a move will likely result in LA giving up both its 2027 first-round pick and its 2029 first-round pick. Utah faces similar difficulties as he attempts to move veteran point guard Mike Conley.
That the Lakers would facilitate a blockbuster trade rather than serve as a focal point is interesting. Perhaps Los Angeles is trying to make minor changes instead of swinging for the fences.
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Story originally appeared on LeBron Wire
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