Should the New York Knicks consider trading for John Wall?
The New York Knicks offseason moves so far clearly indicate that the franchise is setting their sights on acquiring a star through the 2021 NBA Draft or free agency. While I believe this is a sensible strategy, it does leave an already frustrated fan base with another mediocre lineup.
The current starting lineup is projected to consist of Frank Ntilikina, Austin Rivers, RJ Barrett, Obi Toppin and Mitchell Robinson. Julius Randle and Elfrid Payton are also expected to factor into the mix. This gives the team an interesting group of young players to develop. It also confirms why the team is predicted to have the worst record in the sport next season.
With most of the major free agents and available stars locked-in to other situations, there is only one realistic place the Knicks could turn to have a chance at acquiring legitimate star power: the pool of players with bad contracts. Players such as Russell Westbrook and Blake Griffin have been mentioned in speculation.
However, for the sake of argument, let’s take a look at the pros and cons of targeting another former All-Star: Wizards’ point guard John Wall.