Exploring 2 different Knicks-Malcolm Brogdon offseason trades

NY Knicks, Malcolm Brogdon (Photo by Justin Casterline/Getty Images)
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NY Knicks, Malcolm Brogdon
Malcolm Brogdon, Indiana Pacers. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images) – New York Knicks /

The New York Knicks have 19 games left to play on the season and have lost 17 of their last 20 games. It’s safe to say that we’re likely not going to see them make it into the playoffs.

But that’s hardly a bad thing as this team clearly overachieved last year and was always meant to have a legitimate rebuild once the new front office took over.

The silver lining is that New York will likely have a top-10 pick in the draft and if the new regime has proven anything it’s that they know what they’re doing when it comes to bringing in talent from the collegiate ranks.

Frankly, the new front office has done a better job in the last two drafts than the Knicks have done for nearly 10 seasons prior.

Obi Toppin, flaws and all, will be able to carve out a nice role for himself in the league once he’s given the opportunity to play in more than a handful of minutes per game.

Should the NY Knicks consider trading for Malcolm Brogdon this offseason?

Immanuel Quickley has developed into a great secondary ballhandler who can light it up when given the green light.

And don’t get me started about the 2021 class…Quentin Grimes, Deuce McBride, and Jericho Sims are all NBA-level talents that will have a spot on a professional roster for the next 10+ years. Even their Euro draft-and-stash prospect, Rokas Jokubaitis, looks to be pretty solid.

Giving one of the more competent front offices that New York has had in quite a while a lottery selection in a draft that isn’t nearly as deep as years prior could bode well for the team’s future.

But, at the end of the day, we are all Knicks fans and we’ve been yearning for a winning team for too long now.

So, even if the Knicks draft another solid member of the team’s young core, I’d still have to imagine they’re gonna go into this offseason with an aggressive approach.

Last summer, they did what they could in an attempt to improve on the offensive side of the ball by bringing in Kemba Walker and Evan Fournier. They made necessary adjustments by trying to build around Julius Randle and RJ Barrett. Sometimes, things just don’t work out as planned.

But, as obvious a need as point guard has been for New York for well over two decades, it went somewhat unaddressed last year.

This time around, I think things will be different. Indiana has committed to somewhat of a re-tooling this year but with a seasoned head coach in Rick Carlisle, I would have to imagine that won’t last for very long.

I think Malcolm Brogdon could be a player on the Knicks’ radar as the Pacers have undergone a literal ‘changing of the guards’ and have let their newest addition, Tyrese Haliburton, take over playmaking responsibilities.

Here we’ll explore two very different trade concepts that New York could consider for the six-year veteran.