Knicks Rumors: A huge 3-Team trade might be in the works

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This may not be the breaking news we have been asking for, but it’s Knicks news nonetheless.

I just released an article detailing the potential interest that the Knicks could have in trading for Harrison Barnes, but for a number of reasons it makes little to no sense.

That said, the Knicks could still be in on a deal involving Barnes but he wouldn’t end up wearing an orange and blue uniform.

Should the Knicks get involved in this 3-team trade?

Instead, he’ll spend his time north of the border.

Chris Mannix of reported:

"Sacramento remains open to dealing Harrison Barnes, though in the aftermath of the Haliburton trade the Kings have informed teams they are not looking for future-based packages. If teams want Barnes, sources say, the Kings are looking for a return that will help the current roster win this season—Sacramento is just a game out of the final play-in spot—and next, when the Kings the addition of Sabonis, a two-time All-Star, will push them into the playoff mix."

As previously mentioned, the last thing the Knicks need is yet another wing.

Although Barnes is capable of playing the 3 or the 4, those are two positions that New York is already stacked at.

And Barnes isn’t enough of an upgrade over those on the team to justify keeping him.

But…they could get a third team involved.

The red-hot Raptors could use the depth as well as the playoff experience Barnes brings with him.

They could either start Barnes at the 4-spot and move Scottie Barnes to the bench as a high-usage 6th man or do the same with Harrison.

But obviously, a straight swap of Barnes for Dragic and picks wouldn’t make any sense for Sacramento as they’ve already got two viable Point Guard options in De’Aaron Fox and recent first-round pick, Davion Mitchell.

So it would make sense for the Kings to move Dragic to a third team.

The Knicks have entered the chat.

"Can Toronto get something for Goran Dragic? Dragic’s value is in his $19.4 million expiring contract, and the Raptors have shown a willingness to attach draft capital to it in the right deal. Dallas has long had an interest in Dragic while New York, in need of more playmaking, could jump in the mix. Raps GM Bobby Webster called Dragic “a unique piece” this week and Toronto, riding a six-game winning streak, badly needs reliable bench help to reinforce an overworked starting lineup."

As long as Dragic would be content playing in New York this season, the trade above makes sense for all sides.

He’d immediately step in and be the best Point Guard the Knicks have had on the team in over a decade, which says a lot about how bad the Knicks’ Point Guard play has been.

And if he doesn’t want to stay past this season, they could let him walk this summer and they’d have cleared up $19 million in cap space that would still be on the books if Burks and Walker were still around.

The trade also solves the issue of creating a rotational spot for their newest addition, Cam Reddish.

Toronto doesn’t have many veteran pieces that they’d be willing to part ways with, so the Kings could acquire a solid, win-now piece in Alec Burks.

They’d likely offload Kemba to a team like the Lakers or Clippers for even more draft capital.

This all makes a ton of sense in my head, but what are your thoughts?

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