New York Knicks: The fit and price tag of a Myles Turner trade

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New York Knicks: Myles Turner’s cost

This is where this potential trade hits its biggest speed bump. Most teams would love to have a rim protector like Turner. However, the Pacers have little reason to part with him without receiving a major haul in return.

It feels likely that New York would have to begin conversations by offering Robinson as a replacement. While the concept of Robinson’s best days in blue and orange being behind him is unfortunate, the Knicks would be wise to consider an established talent with far fewer injury concerns.

Former 9th overall pick Kevin Knox would also be a noteworthy trade chip. While he could be used in pursuit of other assets, most Knicks fans would feel comfortable parting with him for a difference-making talent.

The big question on the table is simple: What else would need to be included to get a deal done? I imagine most New York fans would part with an injury-riddled Robinson and underwhelming Knox without hesitation. It is equally likely that the Pacers front office rejects the deal.

The Knicks would be hard-pressed to make a legitimate package without adding more. These additional pieces would likely come in the form of draft picks rather than on-court talent. As things currently stand, the Knicks have multiple first-round picks in each of the next two drafts. They also hold a small treasure trove of second-rounders over the next few years.

Some sites have speculated that a combination of Robinson, Knox and a single first-round pick could get the deal done. Others have posited that both players would need to be paired with multiple first-rounders to add Turner. Would a trade like this get the deal done?

Furthermore, at what point does the price tag become too high to seriously consider?