NY Knicks: Why a Julius Randle for James Harden swap makes sense

NY Knicks, Julius Randle, James Harden Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
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NY Knicks, James Harden, Julius Randle
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Let me make this abundantly clear.

There is about a 0.001% chance of a trade like this actually going down, but it makes a lot more sense when you look into the reasons why as opposed to just at face value.

I know all of you can think of a multitude of reasons why this makes no sense for the Nets or the NY Knicks, but I’ve come up with a few reasons why and James Harden for Julius Randle swap does make sense.

As it stands, both New York-based basketball teams are unhappy about where they are in the standings.

Would you consider a Julius Randle for James Harden trade?

The Knicks have a record of 23-26 and are currently sitting in the 11th seed in the East, while Brooklyn has a record of 29-19 which is good for just 4th place in the conference.

Players on both teams are growing more and more frustrated as the season continues to drag along.

Granted, for very different reasons but frustration is frustration at the end of the day.

There’s been speculation that James Harden may test free agency in the summer, and while some may say he’s just angling for a max contract extension, there could be some truth to the matter as well.

James Harden would certainly take a pay cut if he left Brooklyn before receiving an extension, but any team on the planet with even close to the necessary cap space would be interested in his services.

Teams would blow up everything they’ve been working on for years if it meant they had a chance at signing Harden.

So he will get his money one way or another.

As far as Julius Randle, there’s been some recent reports that Knicks players have become unhappy with the unfair and uneven treatment of others on the roster.

There are even some saying that Julius could be had by this season’s trading deadline.

So again, I’m not saying this trade goes down, but there are some reasons to believe that it could be possible.