The Knicks see a potential landing spot for Donovan Mitchell if traded

New York Knicks have been considered a potential landing spot for Donovan Mitchell of the Cleveland Cavaliers. Mitchell grew up in New York and is represented by CAA Sports, an agency with a strong relationship with the Knicks.

According to Eric Pincus of Bleacher Report, Mitchell could be the next star to become available, potentially this offseason.

“However, Mitchell is all but certain to decline his $37.1 million player option for the 2025-26 season to explore unrestricted free agency next July. Mitchell could accept a max extension before then, one that multiple sources have indicated the Cavaliers would gladly pay. But if he doesn’t, what happens then?

“The buzz in NBA circles suggests that, barring a run to the NBA Finals, Mitchell will decline an extension and look elsewhere, and it is more likely that the Cavaliers will move him well before he can leave outright as a free agent.”

Pincus lists the Knicks as one of six potential landing spots, writing that some in NBA circles believe Mitchell wanted the Utah Jazz to trade him to New York when he was traded to the Cavaliers.

“Mitchell grew up in New York. His father is a longtime New York Mets executive. He is represented by CAA Sports, an agency with strong ties to the New York Knicks. Team president Leon Rose was previously a CAA agent.

“Some in NBA circles believe that Mitchell wanted the Utah Jazz to trade him to the Knicks, and that the Cavaliers were just a temporary stop. It is not clear whether this is really the case, but the Knicks can make a valid offer to Cleveland in any case.”