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  • One Time All-Star

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Occasional All-Star

    Votes: 8 8.3%
  • 5-6 Time All-Star

    Votes: 20 20.8%
  • Perennial All-Star

    Votes: 28 29.2%
  • An All-NBA Team or Two

    Votes: 17 17.7%
  • Perennial All-NBA Teamer

    Votes: 11 11.5%
  • Occasional MVP Candidate

    Votes: 11 11.5%
  • Perennial MVP Candidate

    Votes: 2 2.1%
  • MVP, Baby!

    Votes: 10 10.4%
  • Being Jim Chones

    Votes: 7 7.3%

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Derek

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I think Garland is very capable of leading the league in assists. He finished #6 last year. But I think that’s a good goal for him especially if he’s trying to get All-NBA.
Not sure he’ll ever dominate the ball enough to consistently beat out Trae or Luka, but he’s right there as one of the best playmakers in the league.

 

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DG x Mitchell. #SignMeUp
 

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DG x Mitchell. #SignMeUp

Me too, but not for 7 first rounders. They'd likely want Mobley too; that conversation can piss right off before it starts.
 
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Me too, but not for 7 first rounders. They'd likely want Mobley too; that conversation can piss right off before it starts.
Exactly!!! I love Mitchell but I’m not giving up either Mobley or DG to get him and definitely not giving more than three firsts in any deal!
Unfortunately the Wolves set the market with the Gobert trade!
 

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Exactly!!! I love Mitchell but I’m not giving up either Mobley or DG to get him and definitely not giving more than three firsts in any deal!
Unfortunately the Wolves set the market with the Gobert trade!
Or the global standard for stupid... time will tell.
 

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Gobert is also a decisively more valuable player than Mitchell

Yes and no. Gobert is more valuable for on the court purposes. Mitchell is vastly more valuable for ticket sales, merchandise sells, and media attention.
 

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Yes and no. Gobert is more valuable for on the court purposes. Mitchell is vastly more valuable for ticket sales, merchandise sells, and media attention.
No, he’s not. Put him on a 40 win Knicks team and nobody will give a rat’s ass.
 

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No, he’s not. Put him on a 40 win Knicks team and nobody will give a rat’s ass.

You put him in a Knicks jersey and his jersey will be top 5 in jersey sales.
 

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You put him in a Knicks jersey and his jersey will be top 5 in jersey sales.
That has more to do with the Knicks than Donovan Mitchell.

Any FO giving up extra assets because they think they’ll get more media attention is foolish, and should be fired.

A year after the deal, all that matters is whether or not you’re winning. Donovan Mitchell just doesn’t help you win very much.
 

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That has more to do with the Knicks than Donovan Mitchell.

Any FO giving up extra assets because they think they’ll get more media attention is foolish, and should be fired.

A year after the deal, all that matters is whether or not you’re winning. Donovan Mitchell just doesn’t help you win very much.

He sells tickets. More fans will attend if Mitchell is on their team. And you may get an extra national game or two because of Mitchell. He's an exciting player who people tune in to watch. No one tunes in to watch Gobert. No one wants a Gobert jersey. In terms of marketability Mitchell is better.
 

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He sells tickets. More fans will attend if Mitchell is on their team. And you may get an extra national game or two because of Mitchell. He's an exciting player who people tune in to watch. No one tunes in to watch Gobert. No one wants a Gobert jersey. In terms of marketability Mitchell is better.
We’re talking about Donovan Mitchell here. He’s not driving numbers like that because he’s just not that great.

Regardless, we’re talking about trade value. Only a completely inept FO would value Mitchell as much, or even close to, Gobert.
 

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Donovan Mitchell went from somewhat underrated to massively overrated really quickly. and it seems like suddenly he's being seen as an asset rather than an albatross as soon as the Knicks became interested in him...
 

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