Now that the season has come and gone, the New York Knicks have some pretty important decisions to make this offseason regarding the future of the franchise.
All in all, this year was a massive success for New York. Heading into the season, many pegged them as a play-in team, but they defied the odds, made the playoffs, and won their first-round series in convincing fashion.
Jalen Brunson proved to be an All-Star caliber point guard, so that decision paid off big-time. He’s set to lead the franchise into the future. Plus, Immanuel Quickley blossomed into a star Sixth Man, the trade for Josh Hart was a resounding success, and Tom Thibodeau showed more willingness to play his youngsters.
But there is still one potential issue lingering over New York’s heads — Julius Randle.
5 Julius Randle trades the New York Knicks should consider
The forward made his second All-NBA team this season and put up some solid numbers after a rough 2021-22. However, when the postseason came around, he melted under the spotlight.
Randle underperformed in his first playoff series against the Atlanta Hawks in 2021. And even though the Knicks as a team defied expectations this season, he was still extremely underwhelming.
Due to his performance, the idea of a trade doesn’t sound too bad. Randle’s not a bad player by any means, and in the right situation, he could be a massive help. But with Brunson emerging as the clear-cut best player (or most impactful) in New York, trading Randle to change the framework of the team could prove to be a worthwhile endeavor.
Switching up the team around Brunson and RJ Barrett might be best for the Knicks. So, here are five Randle trades the Knicks should consider this summer.