NY Knicks: 3 Mitchell Robinson offseason trades for NY to consider

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NY Knicks Mitchell Robinson trade #1 – Myles Turner

Yeah, I know…you’ve seen this one before.

I just think both teams could benefit from this trade greatly and both have good reasons to actually do it.

I wrote an article discussing this idea before and I would love for the Knicks to revisit it this upcoming offseason.

Myles Turner is a better version of Mitchell Robinson without the same injury concerns.

Sure he’s had his fair share of them over the years but not to the same extent that Mitch has endured.

Turner may not be as big of a lob threat or plays the passing lanes as well as Mitch does, but he’s a much better rim protector and that’s saying a lot.

Turner is also the far superior inside scorer of the two.

One thing that he also does that Mitchell Robinson may never be able to do is also stretch the floor a bit.

His shooting numbers are down as of late but he’s still hovering around 34% on this current season.

Just 2 years ago he shot 39% from deep.

If the Knicks’ coaching staff can turn RJ Barrett and Julius Randle into 40% shooter from long range, they can help Turner get back to league average or better.

Myles Turner is owed $17.5 million next season and the season after and even though I just went on a rant as to why I don’t think centers should be getting paid all that much, Turner fits the description better of a center that should make more money on an annual basis.

The Pacers do this trade because I’d have to imagine they’re looking to cut a bit of salary now that they’re no longer competing for a top spot in the East.

A rebuild is likely on the horizon.