NY Knicks: 2 Kevin Knox trades to explore in the offseason

NY Knicks, Kevin Knox. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)
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NY Knicks, Kevin Knox
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Alright NY Knicks fans…it may be time to panic a little bit.

We’re down 3-1. This sucks.

Certainly not over just yet but the future looks pretty bleak.

After crushing the Atlanta Hawks all regular season, you’d think the Knicks would be better prepared to take them on during the postseason.

Unfortunately, that hasn’t been the case so far.

After Nate McMillan took the team over, their entire identity has shifted and done a180 from how they looked during the first half of the season.

They went from a bottom-of-the-barrel defensive team to a formidable force.

We knew they’d have the offense to keep opposing teams honest from the start of the season, but now that they’re far superior on the other side of the ball, they’re giving the Knicks fits.

If this series proves anything, while I am aware it’s not over just yet, it’s that the team needs that true, first option on offense that can also blend well with Julius Randle’s strengths and skillsets.

Should the NY Knicks consider either of these trades for Kevin Knox?

I’m glad figuring out who that player might be and what the Knicks would have to trade for such a player is not my job.

I can fantasize and write about it all I want from my desk here, but who actually knows what’s going to fix the Knicks’ woes.

Speaking of next year’s team, one player I can’t imagine being on the Knicks next year is Kevin Knox.

There are guys on this team today who don’t have contracts for next season just yet that I think are far more likely to be on the Knicks than Kevin Knox is.

I think when Kenny Payne came in and wasn’t able to coax much more out of Knox other than him being a solid corner 3-point shooter, the writing was on the wall.

There are a number of up-start, young teams who I could see trading for young Kevin and giving him more of an opportunity to come into his own than wasting away at the very end of New York’s bench.

Here are 2 trades I believe the Knicks could explore if they decide to move on from Kevin Knox in the offseason.