The comments on these trade reaction articles have been full of mixed emotions, but I have a lot of fun with them so with that said…here’s yet another NY Knicks trade reaction, and this time it’s about Kevin Knox.
My stance on what the Knicks should do with Knox has changed as of late.
At one point I wanted the Knicks to trade him to the highest bidder, but now, I think I’d rather them re-up his contract with the intent of including him in an inevitable Superstar trade at some point in the near future.
Kevin Knox has openly admitted that he could be traded this season but at this point, I can’t really see it happening because this Knicks squad is a pretty tight-knit unit, and messing with the chemistry that’s developing could do more harm than good.
Knox had himself a decent little preseason, shooting the ball well especially from the corner-three spot.
But the Knicks’ current depth at the 3 and the 4 will limit his playing time this season.
Should the NY Knicks consider this trade for Kevin Knox?
In regards to the trade by NBA Analysis Network, it has Knox going to OKC which is a destination I’ve had him going to in a prior article.
Reason being, Knox needs to be in a situation where he actually has a chance to compete for a spot in a team’s rotation if he has aspirations of reviving his NBA career.
What better place to do so than a team like the Thunder who won’t be competing for a playoff spot for another couple of years.
As you can see, the Knicks receive combo-forward Kenrich Williams out of TCU and send back Kevin Knox and a 2022 second-round pick.
For those who don’t know, Williams came into the league in 2018 as an undrafted free agent at the ripe old age of 24.
He even spent some time with the Westchester Knicks as a rookie.
He’s of the same ilk as PJ Tucker in that he’s an undersized Power Forward but has the ability to guard any position 2 through 4 and even some smaller 5’s.
A decent playmaker and rebounder from the 4-spot, Williams has also developed a reliable 3-point stroke, albeit on very low volume.
He’s definitely improved over the last year or so, but I’m not sure how wise it would be for the Knicks to move a 22-year-old still on a rookie contract plus a 2nd for a guy almost 5 years older.
I’d consider this deal if the Thunder instead tossed in the second-round pick and took Knox by himself, but when it’s all said and done, this trade doesn’t move the needle and as I’ve mentioned before, I think Knox would prove to be more valuable as a future trade asset used for salary matching purposes as opposed to moving him sideways in a deal like this.
What are your thoughts?