Knicks: 3 trades that will capture the hearts of fans

Bradley Beal, Julius Randle, Andre Drummond, NY Knicks (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)
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After Leon Rose was able to steal the hearts of Knicks fans everywhere by trading with the Pistons for fan-favorite Derrick Rose, it was made clear by the team that this isn’t the end of their efforts to acquire new assets prior to the trade deadline on March 25th. While the Knicks are much more of an attractive team in comparison to previous seasons, there is still plenty of work to be done before the roster becomes a keeper.

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One type of player we might see the Knicks try to seek out is the simple veteran. Prior to the midseason acquisitions of the 35-year-old Taj Gibson and 32-year-old Derrick Rose, the oldest players on the team were Alec Burks and Reggie Bullock, both age 29. While the youth is very captivating and all, it’s important for an up and coming team like the Knicks to have a diverse set of experiences; players who know what it’s like to go on deep playoff runs and play in highly meaningful games. Another type of player that would be extremely appealing would be a dominant scorer. While the Knicks have one of the top-ranked defenses in the entire NBA, their offense ranks towards the bottom. If New York obtains some scoring via trade, it would captivate many orange and blue fans and keep them invested in a potential playoff run. The Knicks have many young players that they don’t have much interest in anymore that could very well be a “match made in heaven” for other teams looking to progress with a rebuild. The Knicks can’t hold on to hope forever with these projects and there comes a time when it’s time to move on.

Here are three potential trades for players that would be a great match for the New York Knicks.