Knicks Rumors: Mitchell, Rosas, Barrett, Grimes

of Knicks I believe I could have outperformed the offer I sent Donovan Mitchell But the Cavaliers didn’t get a chance to counteroffer, writes Stephen Bondy of the New York Daily News.dialogue with jazz was on hold after it was leaked late Monday night about an extension deal with RJ BarrettThe Knicks wanted negotiations to resume, but Utah reached an agreement with Cleveland before that happened.

Some members of the Knicks didn’t feel a “fair shake” in trade talks, and Bondy related the experience to the team’s attention during the Jazz-Mavericks playoff game in April. New York, who is known to have an interest in both Mitchell. Jalen Bransonwho finally signed, dispatched cadres William Wesley When Alan Houston to the game together Julius RandleThey all sat courtside, reportedly upsetting officials in both Utah and Dallas.

The Knicks could have provided the Jazz with more draft assets than they acquired from Cleveland, and believe an early offer centered around Barrett and a first-round pick was better than the final deal. Bondy says Utah officials unlikely Danny Ainge Resentments over playoff stunts and feuds with the CAA would sabotage the deal, but Bondy said in his 18 years in the Celtics front office, Ainge only made one deal with the Knicks. points out that.

Others from New York:

  • Gerson RosasSenior Basketball Advisor to the Knicks.Rosas has a friendly relationship with the Jazz General Manager. Justin Zanikso they did most of the talking on behalf of the Ainge and Knicks presidents Leon Rose, according to Washburn sources. Rosas did not complete his contract, but reports indicate he took on more than just an advisory role with the franchise.
  • According to Marc Berman of The New York Post, the Knicks’ decision to give Barrett the extension was a reaction to failed negotiations with the Jazz. League sources told Berman that, under normal circumstances, teams would wait until Barrett goes through training camp before discussing an extension or wait until he becomes a restricted free agent next summer. Nix drafted Barrett before Rose and Wesley joined the organization. “They didn’t want to pay RJ now. They like RJ, but he’s not one of them.” A Berman source said. “The priority was to trade him in a deal with Donovan.
  • New York’s priority in trade negotiations maintained Quentin Grimessays David Aldridge of The Athletic. He recommends that the Knicks use their stockpile of draft assets and try to get them. Miles Turner When Buddy Heald from Pacers.

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