By Jerry Wein
According to Shams Charania of The Athletic, the Knicks’ final offer to the Jazz for Donovan Mitchell included RJ Barrett, Immanuel Quickley, and two unprotected first-round picks.
Charania reported in the aftermath of Barrett agreeing to a four-year extension that he was still on the table as part of a package to acquire Mitchell, and now we have a better idea of what the Knicks hoped that trade would look like.
In addition to Barrett, the Knicks would send Quickley and two unprotected firsts to the Jazz in exchange for the three-time All-Star.
But Utah believed it could get better, which is exactly what happened.
Mitchell is headed to Cleveland, with the Cavaliers sending Lauri Markkanen, Collin Sexton, Ochai Agbaji, and five first-round picks (three unprotected, two swap options) to Utah. New York issued a statement shortly after the trade was announced, seemingly committing to Barrett as a key building block moving forward. The question now is whether or not the guard believes that to be the case and how this will impact Barrett and the Knicks this season.