Breaking news: We’ve entered the single digits. In nine days, the 2023 NBA trade deadline will be here. For New York Knicks fans, that realization should bring both anxiety and relief. The Knicks have been wrapped up in a few trade rumors, but there’s still no way of knowing what the front office is planning to do.
New York could be buyers at the deadline with players like OG Anunoby coming to mind, but the team will likely part with a couple of players between now and Feb. 9, too. The Knicks could surprise us all and deal a player like Obi Toppin, but although Indiana has reportedly expressed interest in the 24-year-old forward, it’s not a given that Toppin will be traded.
What players are finishing their final full month with the Knicks?
However, if one had to pinpoint two players that the Knicks will deal ahead of the deadline, it’s relatively easy to think of two that will almost certainly be traded. No, one of the players isn’t Evan Fournier, although if New York is lucky, one desperate team will be willing to take on his contract as the deadline creeps closer.
Let’s take a look at the two likeliest Knicks players that will be traded ahead of the deadline.