Donovan Mitchell’s future will be in New York

Brian Windhorst, who cut his teeth as a Cavaliers writer and has a strong record on Nets moves, said on his Hoop Collective Monday that if Cleveland makes Donovan Mitchell available, it could lead to a bidding war for the native New Yorker between the Brooklyn Nets and New York Knicks. But ESPN’s basketball writer doesn’t believe the Cavs’ front office has made that decision and may very well not feel pressured yet despite his team’s record and devastating injury news.

“I would say the Knicks and the Nets are in play,” Windhorst added in a lively discussion that included ESPN colleagues Tim Bontemps and Tim MacMahon. “Those two teams where I think Donovan would have a chance to resign. if they got into a bidding war, I think it could be interesting.