There may be no way for the New York Knicks to escape suffering the same fate indirectly as former Utah Jazz star Donovan Mitchell.
After missing out on Mitchell’s moves despite being their longtime leader, the Knicks are currently the subject of another basketball farce.
They might have been the victims of a robbery planned by Danny Ainge if Mitchell had been sporting the red and gold of the Cleveland Cavaliers rather than the red and blue of the New York Knicks.
Everyone who was even marginally involved in NBA basketball believed that the Knicks and Mitchell would make for a fantastic matchup.
Mitchell’s obvious longing for the city is nothing new to him. Ainge, who oversees basketball operations for the Jazz and is in charge of Utah’s ongoing reconstruction effort, wants the Knicks to foot the bill.
The unnamed NBA manager, Three unprotected first-round picks from the Cavaliers were subsequently acquired by Utah after it successfully lobbied the Knicks to lift the limits on its enormous stockpile of draught picks.
Ainge, however, seems to be attempting to personalize things, much like Michael Jordan did before him.
The filmmaker told Marc Berman, “I think Danny thought that if he delivered Mitchell to New York, he intended to rob them.”
Ainge only made one trade with the Knicks while serving as the Boston Celtics’ head coach, exchanging Nate Robinson for Henry Walker in 2010.
The Knicks were compelled to give RJ Barrett a contract extension after talks with the Jazz broke down.