2 Knicks players who can't be traded until December 15

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2. Ryan Arcidiacono

The Knicks welcomed Ryan Arcidiacono back to the team over the summer when he signed a training camp deal. The guard was sent to Portland as part of the Josh Hart trade, although New York was reluctant to include him.

The 29-year-old has appeared in only five games for the Knicks this season, although he's yet to score. He isn't a player who will ever receive rotation minutes but is instead viewed as a player who will give 150 percent at practice and challenge his teammates in the rotation.

It helps that Arcidiacono is a long-time friend of Jalen Brunson, Josh Hart, and Donte DiVincenzo. He completed the Villanova quartet when he made the final roster, an expected move. Because he signed over the summer, he'll be eligible to be traded on Dec. 15. Arcidiacono's contract will become fully guaranteed on Jan. 10.

Arcidiacono isn't a player that New York will scramble to trade in a couple weeks. The only reason the Knicks will trade him is if a similar situation like last year occurs when his salary needed to be included in the deal for Hart to make salaries match. That's a deal that likely wouldn't happen until February, it it happens at all.