Grade the Trade: Knicks get Evan Fournier upgrade in mock proposal

New York Knicks, Evan Fournier
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Would the Knicks say yes to this trade?

This doesn't seem like a deal New York would pursue, especially after signing Donte DiVincenzo in the offseason. He's been a solid source of outside shooting for the Knicks with a 39% clip through 17 games.

The proposed trade would throw a wrench into Tom Thibodeau's nine-man rotation. Unless New York made another trade to open up a rotation spot, there wouldn't be much of a point to acquire Bojan Bogdanovic. There aren't any trade rumors surrounding any of New York's rotation players.

After 2023-24, Bogdanovic has a two million partially guaranteed salary for next season that will become $19 million if fully guaranteed. Similar to Fournier, the Knicks could rid themselves of Bogdanovic if need be, but that would defeat the purpose of sending a first-round pick to the Pistons for him in the first place.

Of course, a lot will depend on how Bogdanovic looks when he returns. He didn't play on Wednesday against the Lakers but could return against the Knicks on Thursday. Or, his

As of right now, New York isn't in desperation mode for another shooter so this move wouldn't make much sense. The Knicks don't need Bogdanovic and would be better off keeping Fournier. The front office hasn't been willing to attach draft capital to Fournier to get off his contract, and it's hard to envision them wanting to do a deal such as this one.

Grade: D