The New York Knicks were somewhat active this offseason with the signing of free agent Donte DiVincenzo and the trade that sent Obi Toppin to the Indiana Pacers, but the franchise once again failed to execute any blockbuster moves despite the fanbase’s public desires and pleas.
Of course, this is not to say Leon Rose and company stayed away from pursuing anything substantial, as reports recently surfaced stating that they had inquired about the possibility of trading for two-time All-Star and NBA Champion Jrue Holiday before his ultimate send-off to their divisional rival, the Boston Celtics.
As noted by SNY’s Ian Begley, brief conversations were held between New York and Portland regarding the guard’s availability, and during talks, a name that came up as a possible trade chip was starting center Mitchell Robinson.
Though it’s obvious no deal wound up getting done, the inclusion of the big man’s name does seem to suggest that, should the Knicks truly wish to partake in a big-time deal in the near future, Robinson would likely have to be added into the mix considering he’s arguably the team’s most valued young commodity at this point in time.
Teams that could be open to pursuing a trade for Knicks center Mitchell Robinson
Considering his price range is speculated to be in the ballpark of numerous first-round picks, this, in theory, could limit the number of teams that would be gunning for his services.
Nevertheless, with his desirable age of just 25 years old coupled with his impressive skill set, there are still a couple of clubs out there that could be open to paying such a price.