Recall the time when Donovan Mitchell was coveted by the New York Knicks. At one point during the NBA offseason, it seemed inevitable that Spida would return to New York. Even further claims claimed that they were the only team vying for Mitchell. By all accounts, the outcome was inevitable.
However, the outcome was very different from what Knicks supporters had hoped for. Donovan Mitchell was traded by the Cleveland Cavaliers at the last minute. The Ohio-based player, a native of New York, is now playing there, leaving his hometown to wonder what went wrong.
Initial reports about how close the Knicks were to signing Donovan Mitchell were mixed. But Mitchell acknowledged right now that he believed everything was already finalised. That came out during the Cavaliers guard’s conversation with JJ Redick. Listen to this here.
That will undoubtedly keep Knicks supporters up at night for a few days, I suppose. For several reasons, Mitchell thought it was a given that he would travel to New York. To become a serious force in the Eastern Conference, the squad desperately needed a star. Who better to represent the Knicks than a youngster who was a young fan and grew up in New York? It appeared to be almost ideal.
Unfortunately, reality didn’t work out that way. The Knicks are currently aiming to make a statement despite being without their hometown star. Will they be able to recreate the magic that got them to the playoffs the previous two seasons?
Donovan Mitchell’s admission that a failed deal with New York will harm Knicks supporters first appeared on ClutchPoints.