The Knicks still need a point guard
One of the New York Knicks’ biggest needs is at the point guard position.
Of course the Knicks drafted Frank Ntilikina in 2017, but he has yet to show much promise. Yes, I know he’s only 20 years-old, but it’s valid to wonder whether he’ll be a bust.
ESPN NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski reported on Monday that the Washington Wizards are open to trading any player on their roster. Of course that includes all-star point guard John Wall.
The Wizards have been about as a bad as the Knicks this season, which is crazy given the fact that they have so much talent on their roster that includes the likes of Kelly Oubre Jr., Otto Porter and Bradley Beal to go along with Wall.
Whenever big name players are on the market, the Knicks are always brought up as a possible landing spot. So will New York go after Wall? Should they?
If the Knicks do want Wall, a trade that would make sense for them would be to send veterans like Courtney Lee and Lance Thomas to the Wizards along with two second round picks for Wall.
But let’s be honest, Washington won’t take a pair of second round pics for Wall. They likely want at least a first rounder and the Knicks would be foolish to trade away a pick that will likely be in the top-10 for the 2019 NBA Draft.
Wall is a very talented player, but he’s not a premier point guard and trading for him doesn’t make sense at the end of the day. With New York in under smart executives like Scott Perry and Steve Mills don’t expect them to make a move for Wall, even though you can argue they need him.
Ideally the Knicks will fix their point guard situation next summer.
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