Knicks News: NBA insider states the obvious about NY trade, Taj Gibson return

New York Knicks, Taj Gibson
New York Knicks, Taj Gibson / Jason Miller/GettyImages

Last week, Shams Charania reported that the New York Knicks are "monitoring" the trade market for a star. That's no secret. It's been common knowledge for a couple of years. With the Knicks struggling against top teams and the trade deadline drawing nearer, the team trading for a star is another hot topic of conversation.

On Wednesday, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski said on Threads that New York has been stockpiling draft assets and developing young players to make a move for a star. Again, that's common knowledge.

Maybe NBA insiders are manifesting a Knicks trade. However, with the lack of available star talent, it's a move that likely won't happen until the offseason at the earliest.

Donovan Mitchell's future is worth monitoring, though. New York won't be the only team after him if he becomes available.

In other news, New York signed free agent Taj Gibson to a one-year deal, but it's not yet official. The Knicks kicked off a road trip out West in Utah on Wednesday, and Newsday's Steve Popper reported that Gibson is expected to join the team on the trip.

More Knicks news

- To make room for Taj Gibson, the Knicks waived Dylan Windler. The former first-round pick appeared in three games for New York.

- Jalen Brunson said being named an All-Star is one of his goals and that he might've been motivated by being snubbed last year.

NBA news

- Virginia governor Glenn Youngkin and Monumental Sports & Entertainment have reached a "tentative agreement" to move the Wizards and Capitals to Alexandria in 2028. D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser is trying to keep the teams in the district and has proposed a half a billion dollar plan to "modernize" Capital One Arena.

- Shams Charania of The Athletic reported that the Warriors offered Klay Thompson (subscription required) a two-year, $48 million extension over the summer that he turned down. Thompson is averaging 15.4 points per game (the lowest for him since his rookie season), shooting a career-low 39.7% from the field and a career-low 34.3% from three.

- Trae Young believes that if he didn't get injured during the 2021 playoffs, the Hawks would've won a title.