“Both Would Be Cancer In The 4th Quarter… Ballhogs”: NBA Twitter Roasted Trae Young After Jimmy Butler’s Heat And Atlanta Hawks Become Promising Trade Spots For An All Star

Published 05/11/2022, 10:00 AM EDT

Rudy Gobert and Donovan Mitchell’s rift has gotten public. It looks imminent that either of the two will leave the Utah Jazz. Reports and rumors suggest that it might be Donovan Mitchell who is more likely to join another team rather than Rudy Gobert. As it turns out Donovan might seemingly join Trae Young at Atlanta Hawks. Another destination that might interest both parties would be Jimmy Butler’s Miami Heat.

Now interest seems to be evident from all sides. Donovan Mitchell seems set to leave Utah in the offseason whereas both Atlanta and Miami seem to have their arms open for the 25-year-old guard. Until their exit from the playoffs, Utah Jazz were keeping it open-ended on the matter of Rudy and Donovan.

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Even Rudy commented on the matter saying that it will always happen, and they have to stick together. That was most probably to focus on the game ahead. However, after their elimination, it was the “him or me” stance reportedly from Rudy Gobert’s side.

The Utah Jazz can become really vulnerable when either of the two leaves in the offseason. However, it might be the best thing for everyone involved because on average Mitchell only passes to Gobert twice per game. The Jazz have been the promising side for quite some seasons now and for a season or two, the cracks in the relationship between the two make the unwanted chaos.

If Donovan Mitchell does leave which looks like a big possibility, a few teams have the roster that can use his talents.

NBA fans react to and fro to the possibility of Donovan Mitchell joining Trae Young or Jimmy Butler

It was a single road on which fans seem to go on while talking about the potential move for Donovan Mitchell. As things stand two destinations are Atlanta Hawks and Miami Heat. Fans reacted in all directions on Twitter.

The Miami Heat is a proper team at the moment. Led in points majorly by Jimmy Butler, they have proper chemistry along with the game plan. Whereas Atlanta Hawks require the added firepower and Donovan Mitchell can bring that. Although Donovan is only 6’1 and adding him to the roster would mean having another 6’1 guard along with Young.

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But they can manage their way on the offensive end at least. Surely they would be required to strengthen their defense even though Donovan still has more defensive awareness than Trae Young.

Dec 25, 2021; Salt Lake City, Utah, USA; Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell (45) reacts to making a basket and being fouled in the fourth quarter against the Dallas Mavericks at Vivint Arena. Mandatory Credit: Rob Gray-USA TODAY Sports

From the individual point of view, Miami Heat would be the safest and potential success chasing option for Donovan. Whereas joining the Hawks would mean being a part of a building team. Certainly, the Hawks would need Donovan more but a trio of Jimmy Butler, Bam Adebayo, and Donovan Mitchell has scary potential.

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Either way, the teams would look different next season and we have prospects of quality link-ups. Where should Mitchell go according to you? Let us know in the comments!

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Chaitanya Sharma

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Chaitanya is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. He completed his engineering from SRM University. Having determined an interest in football and basketball, he was inclined towards having a job in the sports industry.

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