New York Knicks: 3 ‘Under the Radar’ point guard trade targets

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New York Knicks target #1: Dennis Schröder

It’s been widely reported that the Celtics are looking to move on from Dennis Schröder, and the Knicks should certainly give Boston a call regarding the veteran point guard.

Schröder signed a one-year deal worth $5.9 million with the Celtics this year, meaning New York could snag a healthy, experienced guard on a team-friendly contract.

Schröder is putting up 14.3 points and 4.4 assists a game this year, shooting 44% from the field and 34% from three. The veteran guard is playing 29.7 minutes per game and taking only 12 shots per contest, both of which are the fewest for Schroder since his 2015-2016 season.

While Schröder’s stats have been modest in Boston this year, a change of scenery could be beneficial for all parties involved.

Multiple contenders have reached out to Boston regarding Schröder’s availability, including the Milwaukee Bucks and the Chicago Bulls, as reported by Action Network.

For Boston, moving Schröder would clear some salary to save on the luxury tax, reportedly a key reason why the Celtics are fielding offers.

For New York, Schröder’s veteran presence could go a long way in making this Knicks team look a lot like last year’s. He is a clear upgrade on the defensive end compared to Walker, and would be much more comfortable as the primary facilitator, compared to Kemba who recently described his ‘non-scoring’ role as “pretty difficult”.

I have yet to see the Knicks linked to Schröder, yet I believe they would be remiss not to at least make a phone call to the Celtics.

It may not be a huge splash, but it would certainly help the Knicks make a push for the playoffs with Rose and Schröder running the show.