NY Knicks: Ranking the team’s most tradable assets

New York Knicks, Immanuel Quickley, Obi Toppin Mandatory Credit: John Minchillo/POOL PHOTOS-USA TODAY Sports
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NY Knicks tradeable asset #4: Kevin Knox

Before I get into why Kevin Knox is last on the list, let me make it clear that I think all four of these pieces bring some form of good value to the table. I don’t consider any of the trade chips on this ranking to not have any positive value.

Despite this, I don’t see Kevin Knox as anything more than an add-on that could be an enticing project to a team looking to start over. Knox, who is entering his age 22 season has regressed in all three years he’s been in the NBA.

Every season we’ve seen declines in his games played, minutes per game, points per game, assists per game, and rebounds per game. Ever since being co-rookie of the month with Luca Doncic in December 2018, it’s all gone downhill for the University of Kentucky product. While I think it’s evident that he doesn’t have a future at mecca, there could be a decent selection of teams that would be willing to give Knox a larger role and maybe turn his career around.

One positive with the forward is that he shot a career-high from three this past season at 39.3% as well as 52.3% from downtown in the corner. If the Knicks decide to make an exchange for Collin Sexton or really go all out and receive Bradley Beal, I could see Kevin Knox as a good part of the package the Knicks would send away.

The Wizards were 26th in the NBA in 3-point percentage (34.8%) while Cleveland was dead last in the league. (33.6%) With both teams far from contention, I think it could be tempting for either one of them to take on a player like Knox to improve their overall shooting while also helping develop him into the player he was expected to become out of college.

The reason why he ranks so low is that teams will most definitely want a lot more than just Knox if they were going to give the Knicks a top player from their roster.