CAA Pushing Donovan Mitchell To New York Knicks Trade Rumors?

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Trade rumors have swirled around NBA superstar Donovan Mitchell’s future with the Utah Jazz since the team lost to the Dallas Mavericks in the playoffs’ opening round. Many now view the Mitchell and Rudy Gobert partnership as untenable and expect the team to move on from one or both.

A large portion of the NBA trade rumors surrounding Donovan Mitchell have seemed to point the star toward the New York Knicks. According to a report from Bleacher Report, most attribute the rumors to Mitchell’s agency, CAA.

“Jazz staffers and various figures around the league point most directly at CAA for the whispers that seem designed to push Mitchell toward requesting a trade from Utah, particularly to New York,” according to reporter Jake Fischer.

CAA is one of the top agencies among NBA stars. The agency represents players like Zion Williamson, Paul George, and Devin Booker in addition to Mitchell. In an era where NBA stars hold more leverage than ever, it’s unsurprising that CAA would make a push like this.

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Donovan Mitchell would be an incredibly exciting addition to the New York Knicks. The Knicks have the lowest win percentage in the NBA since 2000, and have desperately needed star power for a long time.

Mitchell could provide exactly that. In his short five-year career. He has never averaged below 20 points per game.

An All-Star the past three seasons, Mitchell is a dynamic and exciting scorer who would provide excitement for Knicks fans not seen since the days of Carmelo Anthony.

The Knicks possess assets that could entice Utah into a trade. The team holds a lottery pick this season, as well as young contributors Immanuel Quickley, RJ Barrett, and Obi Toppin, who could be part of a deal.

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One thing that is uncertain, though, is whether Utah will look to contend following a potential Mitchell trade. The Knicks can provide young talent, but don’t have much to offer that could contribute to winning in the immediate future.

Donovan Mitchell would be a good fit in New York, as CAA is reportedly advocating, but it’s still unclear if a deal can materialize with the Knicks and Utah Jazz.