NY Knicks: 3 contracts NY can trade for and get a draft pick

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Eric Gordon, NY Knicks
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Bad Contract NY Knicks can absorb #3 – Eric Gordon

Not the toughest pill to swallow.

Eric Gordon is still a very serviceable guard, even at his age. Gordon is due $18 million next year and another $19.5 million the year after.

Still leaves the Knicks with enough cap flexibility over those 2 seasons to not entirely handicap themselves.

His contract is non-guaranteed for the 2023-2024 season, so similarly to Bledsoe, the Knicks can either send him elsewhere in the 2022-2023 season as an expiring contract or just wait for his contract to expire.

Houston would be wise to start their rebuild now as they really don’t have a direction on the roster.

The only veteran player I see them keeping for the foreseeable future is Christian Wood, other than that, I think they should get rid of everyone not on a rookie deal.

Here’s the trade:

Again, Frank Ntilikina would have to be sent over via sign and trade and in return, the Knicks get a veteran guard in Gordon along with Houston’s 2022 first-round pick by way of Brooklyn or Miami.

The Knicks would get the more favorable of the two, which is likely to be Miami’s.

All in all, I think if the Knicks want to save their big-time wheeling and dealing for the summer of 2022 and onward, taking any of these deals could be of use towards them building through the draft until it’s finally time to strike on a big name or two.

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