Markelle Fultz could help the Knicks
The New York Knicks have gotten some good play out of their three point guards this season, but they still don’t have a clear cut starter at the position.
Frank Ntilikina is only good on the defensive side of the ball and Trey Burke and Emmanuel Mudiay are streaky players.
With news breaking over the weekend that the Philadelphia 76ers are thinking about trading the second-year point guard Markelle Fultz, I think it would make sense for the Knicks to acquire him.
Fultz’s value is very low
For whatever reason, Fultz’s time with the Sixers has been a disaster and he’s still unproven as an NBA player.
With that being said, if Philly does trade Fultz, they’re not going to get much for him in return.
If I was a part of the Knicks’ front office I would offer the Sixers Frank Ntilikina in exchange for Fultz.
Fultz’s shot can be fixed
There are some minor issues with Fultz’s shot that can be fixed. The most important thing right now is helping this kid get his confidence back and a new team could help him.
I believe Knicks’ head coach David Fizdale could do wonders for Fultz.
Could be an upgrade
The Knicks still don’t know whether or not Ntilikina will live up to being a lottery pick. I honestly believe he won’t pan out, but that’s just my opinion. I know many people are high on him.
Both Burke and Mudiay have been outplaying Ntilikina, so moving him for Fultz wouldn’t hurt the Knicks right now.
Ntilikina was drafted by Phil Jackson to run his triangle offense. Well of course Jackson is gone and the triangle is dead in New York.
If it was up to me, I would offer the Sixers Ntilikina in exchange for Fultz. Prior to finalizing the trade New York would be wise to talk with Fultz and have his shoulder checked out.
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