IMO we can be bad with him. But we will need to get rid off some of the vets that help you win now. Realistically, if we move on from Conley, Bojan, Beverley, Clarkson(although... not so sure he will hurt the tank this much). We need less competent NBA rotational players around Donovan, because IMO he can make this teams offense respectable if he has shooters around him.OH yeah, I doubt it happens. IT's threading a needle and would require a lot of luck. I'm just saying if he has to stay on for another year, that's what I would do. Best case scenario is you convince NYK that they are no longer the favorite to sign Mitchell as Utah is clearly better and other destinations (LA/Miami) even ahead of them on his free agency list, so they have to make the move to get him.
Like, winning the lottery, getting Victor, and him obviously being a top 10 talent of all time kind of time kind of luck.
Im 100% team trade Mitchell, but I think you can be really bad with him without really hurting your tank too much and without hurting the value Mitchell could get (will probably be relatively the same next year).
But if you trot out a lineup with something like... Donovan - Beasley - Bolmaro - Vanderbilt - Kessler/Udoka... we will probably still be one of the worst teams in the west. Like... look at the rest of the league, who is this team better than?