NY Knicks: “Pass or Pursue” on 3 recently proposed trade ideas

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NY Knicks trade idea No. 2) Collin Sexton makes his way to the Big Apple

Collin Sexton is a player whom fans have found linked to the NY Knicks quite often of late, with the folks at Bleacher Report going as far as to list him as being a ‘surprise trade target’ for New York this summer.

For those of you who are familiar with our work at the site, you’re likely already aware of some of our team’s interest in acquiring the highly talented point guard, with some of us even labeling such an idea as an offseason priority.

Frankly, there’s a lot to like about the idea of a 20+ point-per-game scorer at the ripe young age of 22 making his way to the Big Apple come next season, and Wilson believes the Knicks should be interested in such a pursuit:

"Sexton is only 22 years old and averaged 24 points this past season, shooting 47% from the field and 37% from downtown. Ultimately, if the Knicks are looking for a scoring point guard who can be a consistent threat driving to the rim and as a shooter, Sexton makes a ton of sense, but he offers little in terms of defense. There will be plenty of teams requesting a price tag for Sexton, and the Knicks luckily have plenty of assets to throw Cleveland’s way in this scenario."

Now, while we have gone about and discussed the positives that come with this specific trade idea, for us, perhaps the biggest problem we have is the concept of seeing both of NY’s draft picks this year being dealt away for a man who, despite his individual accolades, holds a career 119 defensive rating and has never proven capable of spearheading the charge towards winning basketball.

Now, we’re not necessarily suggesting New York should steer clear of Sexton this offseason.

However, this trade package, in particular, should not be at the top of their to-do list, especially if they can actually get someone like, say, Lonzo Ball on the free agency market without giving up any assets in return.

Verdict: Pursue Collin Sexton talks, Pass on this specific trade