Knicks News: NBA insider on possible trade bidding war, supermodel ticket drama

New York Knicks, Cleveland Cavaliers, Donovan Mitchell
New York Knicks, Cleveland Cavaliers, Donovan Mitchell / Jason Miller/GettyImages

All eyes are on Donovan Mitchell, although he's shut down questions about his future with the Cavaliers organization. If Cleveland can't make a deep playoff run, will Mitchell be willing to commit to the team long-term? That's the question.

In a shocking turn of events (not), the New York Knicks are expected to be interested in Mitchell if he hits the trade market. New York will be one of several teams in the mix for the star guard. Action Network's Matt Moore reported that if the Knicks can't get a deal done, the Nets could swoop in.

That isn't a surprise, considering Brooklyn was interested in Mitchell when Utah was shopping him. On his podcast, ESPN's Brian Windhorst said it could come down to a bidding war between the Knicks and Nets. Windhorst did mention that at this point in the season, he doesn't believe the Cavaliers are feeling any pressure to trade Mitchell.

More Knicks news

- Supermodel Emily Ratajkowski is no longer able to receive comped MSG courtside seats to Knicks or Rangers games. Ratajkowski attended the New York-Miami game on Nov. 24 but left early before the Knicks came back to win. Ratajkowski was denied comped seats for a Rangers game, but an MSG spokesperson said she's welcome "to buy great seats any time."

- Before the Knicks' game against the Lakers on Monday, Tom Thibodeau said Josh Hart's two-tech ejection against the Clippers on Saturday was "a terrible call."

NBA news

- In the Bucks' win over the Rockets on Sunday, Giannis Antetokounmpo became Milwaukee's all-time rebounding leader, passing Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.

- Eric Montross, who spent eight seasons in the NBA after starring at North Carolina, passed away on Sunday at 52.

- Former NBA All-Star DeMarcus Cousins signed a deal with the Taiwan Beer Leopards. The 33-year-old last played in the NBA in 2021-22 with the Nuggets.