In the case of Mitchell, the fact Herro is contract extension eligible this offseason — and would be a restricted free agent in 2023 if no extension is reached — gives the Jazz pause. Especially considering Herro is asking for a max contract. While he may not get the full max, he will land a big number deal. The rebuilding Jazz are not looking to add that to their payroll right now — it’s why they are not interested in RJ Barrett from the Knicks in a trade (Barrett, too, is up for a big new contract). Robinson already signed his extension and has four years, $74.4 million left on it (the last year is a player option). In the case of Durant, the Nets want an All-Star and the buzz from league sources is they are lukewarm on a Herro and Robinson package, even with more picks. Never count out Pat Riley. He has a way of making the unexpected — and seemingly impossible — happen. And there is a reason the Heat are in the mix for both players. Source: Kurt Helin @ NBC Sports
Sam Quinn @SamQuinnCBS
Took another stab at a Kevin Durant trade, this time to Toronto.
Raptors get Durant and a bunch of role players.
Nets get Mitchell, Siakam and OG.
Jazz get some young guys and a bunch of picks.
Kings get Ben Simmons.
How far off am I here? I feel like Utah wants a bit more? pic.twitter.com/FpNugkaRdO – 2:33 PM
Brandon Rahbar @BrandonRahbar
The Athletic’s @SethPartnow ranked the Top 125 NBA players by tiers for 2022-2023.
Lu Dort ranked 85-125 with the likes of Randle & Conley.
Josh Giddey ranked 60-84 with the likes of Fox & Herro.
SGA ranked 25-32 with Beal, DeMar, Draymond, Mitchell, Murray, Siakam & Lavine. – 1:38 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Interesting, from @Andy Larsen of Salt Lake Tribune, “At least one voice in the Jazz’s front office prefers Herro as a return to [RJ] Barrett … Tyler Herro’s likelihood of being a cheaper contract moving forward and his more advanced shooting stroke are reasons for optimism.” – 6:43 PM
Barry Jackson @flasportsbuzz
With Ayton off table in Durant talks, not sure why a Phoenix offer built around Mikal Bridges/Cam Johnson/picks would be better than hypothetical Heat offer of Herro, Lowry, picks, other non-Bam and non-Butler assets. We’ll see if Durant cheerfully accepts trade to another city. – 3:57 PM