Dennis Smith Jr. would help the Knicks right away
I posted an article earlier today asking whether or not the New York Knicks should try and work out a trade for Dallas Mavericks’ point guard Dennis Smith Jr. given the fact that he’s on the trade block right now.
Now there is a report out that the Knicks are talking to the Mavs.
Brandon Robinson of Heavy.com reported on Tuesday that the Knicks and Mavericks have talked about a trade involving Smith and New York guard Tim Hardaway Jr. as as well as Frank Ntilikina.
Honestly, I have no idea how trustworthy this report is given the fact that it’s from a guy that I’ve never heard of who writes for a website that I’ve also never heard of. I hope he is right because unloading Ntilikina and Hardaway for Smith would be a win for the Knicks.
Being able to get rid of Hardaway’s contract would be a big step towards the Knicks being able to land a big-time free agent this summer.
Robinson also mentioned that the Knicks would get Wes Mathews in the deal along with Smith, which is fine since his contract expires after the season.
The question is, do the Mavs really want Hardaway? He has a huge contract, but he would give them a good veteran player to pair with Luka Doncic.
I know many Knicks’ fans love Ntilikina and still believe in him, but so far he’s a bust and I think Smith would be a better fit in head coach David Fizdale’s fast paced offense.
Feel free to comment below with your thoughts.
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