The next month or so is going to be absolutely bananas with all the New York Knicks trade rumors.
In a recent article, SNY’s NBA Insider Ian Begley explored 3 potential under-the-radar Knicks trade targets ahead of the March 25th NBA trade deadline.
The idea of trading for Bradley Beal, Victor Oladipo, or Zach LaVine sounds good in theory, but in all actuality, trading for any of those players would set the Knicks’ rebuild back a few years if not more if the deals don’t pan out as expected. Everything the Knicks have gone through and sacrificed in order to get to the point that they’re at today would be all for naught, as all of these trades would likely require at least one 1st round selection in return, with LaVine’s and Beal’s trades likely requiring a King’s ransom to get done.
The current Knicks roster is far from a finished product, we all know this. If the roster the Knicks are sporting today is the same exact roster we (hopefully) enter the playoffs within a few months, I would be shocked.
Should the Knicks trade for any of the stars that are likely on the trading block?
With that being said, as a Knicks fanatic, I could not be more excited for what’s to come in the next 30 days or so. It’s been so, so long since the Knicks were actually “buyers” at the deadline as opposed to selling off whatever value they have on the roster as if they’re the NBA’s yard sale. I’m also excited to be a part of the “buy-out” market for once, as opposed to the Knicks having to buy-out a player’s contract for him to go contribute on a playoff-bound team.
Here we’ll be reviewing the 3 trade targets that Ian Begley believes are better fits for the Knicks’ current situation.