The 3 most likely NY Knicks players to be traded this season

NY Knicks, RJ Barrett, Kevin Knox, Mitchell Robinson (Photo by Mark Blinch/Getty Images)
NY Knicks, RJ Barrett, Kevin Knox, Mitchell Robinson (Photo by Mark Blinch/Getty Images) /
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NY Knicks, RJ Barrett, Kevin Knox, Mitchell Robinson
NY Knicks, RJ Barrett, Kevin Knox, Mitchell Robinson (Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images) /

Should the NY Knicks trade Mitchell Robinson?

Mitchell Robinson is literally the most confusing player on the entire Knicks roster to me.

He’ll have a stretch of games where he looks demotivated and lethargic, but then he’ll pop off with 2 or 3 games in a row where he looks like a top 5 center in the league.

He’s far from what most would consider a special talent at the center position when we have guys like Joel Embiid, Nikola Jokic, and Karl-Anthony Towns doing what they do.

But when it comes to rebounding, rim-protection, and catching lobs, he’s one of the best in the NBA at doing so.

But the inconsistencies are what kill me when it comes to having to extend Mitch to a $40-50 million contract.

And the injuries…even though he hasn’t had any major injuries this year, it seems like every other game he’s getting banged up and limping off the court.

If he signed a ‘3 plus 1′ for $40 million right now, I’d happily take it, but in all likelihood, he’s gonna want more than that.

If the Knicks’ front office and Mitch’s representation are too far apart on the numbers, he may very well be traded at the deadline instead of losing him in the offseason for nothing.

A trade with Mitch involved could go either way, really.

They could potentially pair him alongside other pieces in an attempt to trade for an upgrade at either the Center (like Myles Turner) or perhaps even a guard (Maybe Jalen Brunson?).

He could go to a team looking to rebuild as he’s only 23 years old, but he could also go and contribute for a playoff-bound team in need of a big man and could net the Knicks a young player and/or picks in return.

I wish Mitch had come out this season and had a DPOY-caliber year and gave the Knicks no choice but to keep and develop him even more.

But because he didn’t, there are a lot of reasons why the team should NOT extend him.

One primary reason is they just found a guy with the 58th overall selection of last year’s draft that can do 70% of what Mitch can and will cost 1/10th as much for the next 3 years.

So as great as he is, he’s easily replaceable. Especially if the two sides cannot come to terms on an agreement.

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