The Knicks need John Wall, but not his contract
With the Washington Wizards struggling this season, they might be looking to deal star point guard John Wall and his massive contract.
Wall is set to make over $42 million in each of the next four years, which is scaring teams away given the fact that he’s not playing at an all-star level right now.
That is clearly not slowing the Knicks down from possibly making a move for Wall.
Marc Berman of the New York Post is reporting that the Knicks are willing to give up Frank Ntilikina, Damyean Dotson, Courtney Lee and a 2020 first and second round pick as a part of a three-team deal for Wall.
The problem with acquiring Wall is that it would make it impossible to land a star player like Kevin Durant next summer due to the fact that his contract would take up so much cap space.
With that being the said, I really hope Berman’s report is false.
Acquiring a big-time player like Durant is a lot more important than trading for a good point guard like Wall, who doesn’t always make the players around him better.
Now, Wall would instantly fill the Knicks’ need at point guard, but his salary is way too big to warrant a trade.
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