Knicks to make another trade?
The New York Knicks made a huge blockbuster trade on Thursday after sending Kristaps Porzingis, Tim Hardaway Jr., Courtney Lee and Trey Burke to the Dallas Mavericks in exchange for Dennis Smith Jr. Wesley Mathews, DeAnre Jordan and two future first round picks.
Well, the Knicks aren’t done making moves before next week’s deadline.
Ian Begley of ESPN reported on Friday that the Knicks are trying to trade Mathews, who they just acquired from the Mavericks on Thursday.
If the Knicks aren’t able to unload Mathews they will likely buy him out, according to Begley. This makes sense given the fact that he has an expiring contract and the Knicks would rather not have a veteran player take away minutes from their younger guys.
I’m not really sure what the Knicks could get for Mathews or which team might be interested in him. We’ll have to wait and see what happens.
We also know that New York wants to still get rid of Enes Kanter and there is a chance that they could decide to move Frank Ntilikina if someone makes them a good offer.
Right now, the players that I expect to be traded are Kanter, Mathews and possibly Jordan. I got a feeling they’re not ready to give up on Ntilikina yet.
If the Knicks can somehow get more draft picks, it would further help them in their effort to possibly acquire Anthony Davis or even move up in this year’s NBA draft if need be.
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