NY Knicks: 3 Obi Toppin trades NY should consider this season

Obi Toppin, NY Knicks. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
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NY Knicks, Obi Toppin
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Would you consider this 3-team trade for the NY Knicks?

If this was last year’s draft…there’s no shot the Cavs swap picks with the Knicks as last year’s class was absolutely loaded but also had some incredibly special talents within the top 5 picks.

But this year, there are not nearly as many surefire studs, so maybe Cleveland takes a gamble and gives up their potential top 10 pick in exchange for Obi and the Knicks’ pick that will likely be in the low 20’s.

Say what you want about Obi being from Brooklyn and the Knicks having a hometown kid, but in the state of Ohio, Obi is a superstar.

He made a lot of fans in the city of Cleveland during his time at Dayton, and the Cavs are the perfect team for him to grow with.

Before any of the smarty pants in the comments say anything, yes, I’m aware they’re overloaded with big men…obviously, there would have to be a few trades made to have this make any sense.

But I can’t think of many better, young frontcourt tandems than Evan Mobley and Obi Toppin.

As far as the Pacers’ involvement in this deal, I’ve mentioned in past articles that Indiana has been trying to shed salary for about a year now, and getting Myles Turner off of their books could help them in their quest.

His fit next to Domantas Sabonis has always been questionable, so this trade could help facilitate a move towards the future of this Pacers team and help move Sabonis over to the 5.

If they were dead-set on that, then perhaps they could trade Mitch elsewhere for draft capital or a veteran player.

I know there’s a lot of moving parts here and I’m trying my best to make it all make some sense.

But the Knicks would look like a totally different team with Myles Turner at the 5 instead of guys like Nerlens Noel and Mitchell Robinson.