Charles Barkley drops Knicks front desk thinks Jazz was trying to rip someone off

Woj’s bomb even dropped it Donovan Mitchell He was heading to ClevelandAlmost everyone, every source around the league thought jazz would eventually trade it to nicks. In the wake of that surprise deal, more time was spent on how the Knicks would blow it up — or make the right decision not to over-bid — as was spent on Mitchell in Cleveland.

What was Nix’s front desk thinking? Charles Barclay recently dropped a little knowledge in his appearance on Sirius XM NBA Radio, based on his conversation with New York front desk William Worldwide Wesley.

“I actually had this conversation last night with World Wide Wes over dinner. I said, ‘Wes, why didn’t you do the trade?’ He says, ‘Man. Don’t go through the media.'” [The Jazz] They wanted my wife and my kids… We wanted the deal, of course,” but he said, ‘They wanted my wife, they wanted my kids, they wanted my grandchildren.’ They were just trying to tear someone down. So he says, “Dude, we have to pass it.” And I give credit to these guys, because you can’t give up everything.”

Charles Barkley is as provocative as the NBA analyst – we should always take what he says with caution… or a complete thankful – but these comments track with other reports.

One thing is clear in the wake of the no-trade in New York: There was no consensus in the Knicks front office on how to proceed with this trade. The front office in New York has a lot of influential people who used to be the decision maker – leon roseWorldwide West, Gerson Rosas (Who does a lot of daily negotiations), Scott Perry, owner James Dolan, and the list goes on and on — and that can lead to mixed messages. Look at the breadth of reporting out of New York City, and it’s clear that some in the Knicks front office were more interested in closing this deal than others, and the result is a patchwork of different tracks and offerings – as Utah tries to squeeze more out of New York. The Cavaliers’ show was cut and dried – three unprotected picks were the most they could make. It was on the table.

As noted when Smash winners and losers From this trade, it is impossible to tell today whether the Knicks did the right thing by not increasing his bid to get the deal done. It’s best not to overpay and tie their hands to future moves, but whether the Knicks regret it will depend on whether they can make it to the next available superstar, and how the team develops from here. Perhaps this would be a great opportunity to get an elite all-star scorer who wanted to be in New York. On the other hand, you might have dodged a bullet and what is around the corner is better. we will see.

But you can be sure that the Knicks not landing Mitchell is a conversation that will come up again and again in the coming years.

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