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 #1: Obi Toppin

After watching the first half of this past NBA season, I would call you crazy if you told me that I would end up thinking Obi Toppin has high trade value. In 62 games Toppin only averaged 4.1 points and 2.2 rebounds.

Along with that in the playoffs, he averaged 6.4 points and 2.6 rebounds. I understand that the stats are nowhere near eye-popping but it needs to be understood that he only played 11 minutes per game and was often buried on the bench because he shares the same position as all-star Julius Randle who lead the NBA with 37.6 minutes per game.

By watching Obi Toppin play for almost a full season, I think it’s easy to determine that his skill set has a place on any team which really plays into why he ranks number one on this list. He has a very impressive amount of speed for someone his size and runs the floor at a high level. His athleticism is superb and I really feel he’s a player who can capitalize off fast breaks at an effective rate and serve as a complement to star guards in this league.

Obi more than deserves to start a game in the NBA (he came off the bench in all 62 games he played in) and any team who has a vacant spot on their roster at the power forward position would be making a massive upgrade if they somehow landed Obi Toppin and potential to be a star in this league.

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