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As the Utah Jazz look to find answers after another postseason disappointment, the New York Knicks don’t appear to be hiding their interest in Donovan Mitchell.
Per ESPN’s Tim MacMahon, one Western Conference general manager called the Knicks’ apparent recruitment of Mitchell “amateurish.”
MacMahon noted the Knicks had executive vice president William Wesley, forward Julius Randle and assistant general manager Allan Houston sitting in the stands at American Airlines Arena for Game 1 between the Jazz and Dallas Mavericks on April 16.
“Mavericks guard Jalen Brunson, the breakout star of the series, is expected to be targeted by the Knicks in free agency this summer,” MacMahon wrote. “However, executives from other teams assume that the Knicks executives’ prominent appearance—particularly ‘World Wide West,’ a former CAA consultant considered one of the game’s great relationship builders—was part of New York’s long-running, wink-wink plan of trying to get Mitchell to push the Jazz to trade him to his hometown team.”
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