NBA Rumors: Knicks Keeping A Close Eye On Jazz This Offseason—In More Ways Than One

The New York Knicks' interest in the Utah Jazz is fairly evident, as rumors have been circulating for months now about their fascination with Jazz All-Star Donovan Mitchell. And with the tandem of Mitchell and Rudy Gobert reaching a near-untenable situation, it's thought that a trade could definitely be in the cards this offseason. 

But according to Ian Begley of SNY, the Knicks might have another reason to keep tabs on the Jazz over the next couple of months. "If the Jazz trade Gobert," writes Begley, "it would impact the market for Mitchell Robinson this summer."

The young Knicks center is set to become an unrestricted free agent, unless the two sides can reach an agreement on an extension by June 30th. Begley notes that back in February, "the sides were far apart on the numbers for a possible extension."

Shortly thereafter, rumors began to surface that at least three teams would be interested in signing Robinson as a free agent, including the Detroit Pistons. But Begley posits that if Gobert is traded, the Jazz could also enter the Robinson sweepstakes, driving up his price. 

The 24-year-old Robinson had a nice late-season push for the Knicks, and finished with averages of 8.5 points, a career-high 8.6 rebounds, and 1.8 blocks. 

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