Also on Inside Pass at @TheAthletic: Knicks and Jazz remain in discussions about a potential deal sending Donovan Mitchell to New York — including details from myself and @Tjonesonthenba regarding a recent offer:https://t.co/hprnn3hXj1
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) August 22, 2022
The Hawks obviously don’t have the pieces to match the massive asking price of the Nets, which is reportedly around 5-6 first round picks and multiple young players. Atlanta did make an offer, however:
In the past month, the Atlanta Hawks offered John Collins, De'Andre Hunter, and a draft pick for Kevin Durant.
— Pat Benson (@Pat_Benson_Jr) August 22, 2022
The Hawks are kicking the tires, as they should. It has been weeks since Durant requested a trade, and it doesn’t seem like teams are chomping at the bit to meet Brooklyn’s very high asking price. Following the trade for Dejounte Murray, it will be extremely difficult for the Hawks to outbid other teams. We’ll have to wait and see if this was their best offer. It’s a long shot, but this still might be the best opportunity for a smaller market team like Atlanta to make a mega-splash and acquire a superstar of Durant’s caliber.