The New York Knicks were, briefly, a pleasant surprise in the East but have quickly fallen back out of playoff position as we’ve crossed over the midway point of the season. New York knows it needs some help without mortgaging the future, so they are quietly exploring some trade options and the Golden State Warriors are reportedly interested.
ESPN’s Ian Begley reported on the various trade options the Knicks may have at the deadline this season, and their big men are apparently a big target. The piece’s first concern is the possibility of Kemba Walker coming to the Knicks, but that deal seems a bit more complicated than what is more likely, which is the Knicks move one of their role playing big men to a contender.
While Kristaps Porzingis might be the desire of any NBA franchise, he is not on the market because Phil Jackson is no longer running the show and trying to send him a message. Instead, teams are interested in acquiring one of the Knicks’ bigs that occupy space next to the Latvian superstar.