30 in 30: Will the New York Knicks be defined by missing on Donovan Mitchell?

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In the latest stop of our 30 in 30 tour, we explore if the New York Knicks will be defined by missing on Donovan Mitchell this season. 

It’s become abundantly clear that one of the New York Knicks‘ goals heading into this season will be to not become defined by missing out on Donovan Mitchell. Though, that could be easier said than done. Because of what transpired this offseason (or by what didn’t), the Knicks will forever be attached to Mitchell and, now, the Cleveland Cavaliers.

There is one way they could change that, however. And that’s by winning. In fact, winning generally cures all. And the NBA is no different. If the Knicks want to get out of Mitchell’s shadow, they must win.

Missing on Donovan Mitchell may hurt the New York Knicks

Let’s be honest, missing out on Mitchell will hurt the Knicks. After all, if this team had landed him, they would’ve had a trio of Mitchell, Jalen Brunson, and RJ Barrett. It may not have been a perfect big three but an intriguing one nonetheless.

Mitchell aside, there is so much to like about the Knicks heading into 2022-23.