Last offseason saw the New York Knicks nearly seal the deal for Donovan Mitchell, and that narrative of possible collaboration remains intriguing. ESPN’s Brian Windhorst brings to light that despite being eligible, the prodigious shooting guard might not extend his tenure with the Cleveland Cavaliers. Mitchell’s status points towards unrestricted free agency in summer 2026, while he holds a player option for the 2025-26 season.
Given this unfolding scenario, the Knicks may have another golden opportunity to court Mitchell, especially recalling the Cavaliers’ postseason defeat against them.
“The Donovan Mitchell to the New York Knicks rumors still haven’t gone away despite the Cleveland Cavaliers trading for Mitchell instead of the Knicks last season,” ESPN’s Andrew Lopez said.