There have been rumors that Leon Rose might be targeting Joel Embiid and Donovan Mitchell. There has also been news that Donovan Mitchell and Rudy Gobert’s relationship is unsalvageable.
Now, this doesn’t mean we are getting any of these stars. In all honestly, we most likely won’t, but it is still interesting to look at.
A few things I have noticed from Knick fans with these rumors:
1) We would most certainly have to give up RJ Barrett, Mitchell Robinson, or both in a deal for one of them. A deal of Ntilikina, Knox, and 2 future 1st round picks won’t cut it. You have to understand these are young proven stars, which we have none of.
2) If you wouldn’t do a deal of RJ and more assets for Donovan or Mitch and more assets for Joel (and vice versa) you are insane. Even though Joel is injury prone, he is a top 2 center in the league when playing and Donovan was an all-star this year in his 3rd year with career highs in most of his stats. RJ and Mitch are young players with a bunch of potential but are definitely not proven players, and definitely are not all-stars as of now. Also, as you have seen for the past 20 years, it has been very hard for New York to attract a superstar to the Mecca, and teams don’t win championships without superstars.
3) A trade for one of these stars could attract free agents back to the Garden, and would also bring back some sort of basketball energy to New York because these players would win many games in New York if they are surrounded by the right players. Wins have not come easily for the Knicks these past 7 years and are something all of New York has been hoping for since 2012-2013.
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