Grade the Trade: Knicks help alleviate conference rival's issues in mock proposal

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Now that we're a month into the 2023-24 season, the trade chatter surrounding the New York Knicks has quieted down. Part of the reason for that is because Joel Embiid and the Sixers are faring well in their post-Harden era, thanks to Tyrese Maxey. Even Karl-Anthony Towns and the Timberwolves are off to a far better start than anticipated.

With every team passing the 10 game mark, some have already sounded the alarm. As expected, the Bulls' Big 3 haven't been enough to start the season on a positive note. After rejecting a rebuild, Chicago sits toward the bottom of the Eastern Conference.

The Athletic's Shams Charania reported on Nov. 14 that "there's been increased openness" (subscription required) between the Bulls and Zach LaVine about a potential trade.

The Knicks have been connected to Zach LaVine in trade rumors

Zach LaVine has been linked to the Knicks for several years, but the good news is that the 28-year-old's camp is reportedly against a trade to New York. LaVine is represented by Klutch Sports, and the Knicks are a CAA squad.

Still, the trade machine has been busy working out deals to get LaVine to NYC. Even before Charania's report, Bleacher Report's Andy Bailey proposed five 'wild' trades, including one between the Knicks and Bulls. Is it one that New York should consider?