The Knicks and Donovan Mitchell, it is a possible union that does not date from yesterday. The Jazz star fullback was born in Elmsford, New York, and got his start for an AAU team in Manhattan. His father held a senior position with the New York Mets baseball team, and in 2018, this is what Donovan said during his rookie season: ” There was definitely a part of me that wanted to be drafted by the Knicks. Who wouldn’t want to come back and play where they grew up?”
A trade for RJ Barrett?
Since then, his name has been circulating regularly on the side of New York, and even more since Rudy Gobert was transferred to Wolves. According Athleticism, the Knicks would be ready to draw their offer to associate him with Jalen Brunson at the back. Last night, we learned that the Jazz was less sure of keeping its player, and the leaders of New York will rush into the breach. Even if our colleagues report that Utah will be very demanding, the Knicks believe they have the elements to convince Utah.
In bulk, they provided Evan Fournier, Immanuel Quickley, first draft rounds… but also and above all RJ Barrett. The Canadian guard is very popular at the Knicks, and he is gaining momentum, but on paper, he is the only player who could crack the Jazz.
Especially since if the Knicks recover Mitchell, they will be in the red financially with the contracts of Julius Randle and Jalen Brunson, and it will then be difficult for them to extend Barrett.
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