Why The New York Knicks Do The Deal
The New York Knicks play in the biggest market in the NBA. They don’t need to build through the draft – unless trading all of your draft picks for a star counts as building through the draft.
Donovan Mitchell would be the best player to don this team’s uniform in a long time. In acquiring him, the Knicks should make themselves a desirable landing spot for other stars. That’s a large part of the benefit for them here.
Meanwhile, with Jalen Brunson and Julius Randle on the squad, the Knicks will have a chance to be competitive in 2022-23. That too will be appealing to future potential free agents and trade targets. Of course, improving their recruitment pitch isn’t the only advantage in landing Mitchell for the Knicks:
He’s really, really good. LATEST NBA NEWS AND RUMORS: Jazz, Knicks, Pacers Talked Lakers Russell Westbrook Trade
In fact, Mitchell is one of the most dynamic scorers in the NBA. Furthermore, at 25, he still has ample room to improve his game. No wonder the Jazz’s asking price is so high. Do they get close enough to it with this deal?