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

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NY Knicks, Kevin Knox
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Kevin Knox goes to play closer to home and Terrence Ross comes to NY Knicks

For a team clearly looking to get younger and shed salary, I think this is all it would take to pry Terrence Ross away from Orlando.

After their fire sale at the trade deadline, I was shocked to see Terrence Ross still on the roster.

I could damn near guarantee he will be traded this offseason, the question is, to whom?

I think if the Knicks get outbid by someone for Alec Burks and they end up not being able to retain him, Terrence Ross would at the very least fit the scoring output the Knicks would lose off the bench.

Ross is coming off of a season where he’d averaged nearly 16 points per game, and even though it was a down shooting season, I know he would bounce back on the Knicks.

I’ve traded for Ross a couple of times and I constantly get the same comments over and over again about how he’s bad on defense.

I hate that I need to explain myself every time in that defense is 95% effort.

A lot of the guys on today’s Knicks roster were viewed as “bad” on defense prior to working and learning under Coach Thibs…

No one in the NBA is “bad” on defense.

Kevin Knox on the other hand would get a legitimate chance at actual rotational minutes on a team with no real direction or identity right now.

He would be entering into the final season on his rookie contract, or otherwise known for some as the “prove it” year.

No better place to try to prove yourself than a rebuilding team in the NBA.

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