Stephen A. Smith wants Donovan Mitchell to the Knicks

ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith desperately wants the New York Knicks to trade for Cleveland Cavaliers star guard Donovan Mitchell, so at least Julius Randle will know he can’t be the team’s No. 1 option.

“And I don’t want to hear about a Donovan Mitchell-Jalen Brunson backcourt being too small,” Smith said. “Donovan Mitchell is the No. 1 option. You take him if for no other reason than to make sure Julius Randle can’t even think about being the No. 1 option. I like Julius Randle when he plays with himself. I don’t like it when he throws shots.”

The Knicks recently made a move for former Toronto Raptors forward OG Anunoby. In exchange for the defensive-minded player, New York dealt Immanuel Quickley, RJ Barrett and a second-round pick to the Raptors.