This team has finally reached the point where it’s broken me this season. Well, for the second time. The first time happened at some point during the Fizdale era. The second one happened during that horrific Charlotte game.
The only thing that can maybe, MAYBE bring me back from the dead again is an eventful trade deadline next week and some new blood on this Knicks team. I’m not convinced that the Knicks are going to move anyone, because, y’know, “continuity,” and “the vets give us the best chance to win,” and whatever other various bullshit. But it’s fun to dream.
Marcus Morris is playing at a borderline All-Star level, is on a very trade-able one-year, $15 million contract and as of a month ago, was rumored to worth a first round pick to some other teams. Bobby Portis, Elfrid Payton, Wayne Ellington and every free agent signed this past offseason minus Julius Randle are on one-year contracts with second-year team options, making their deals pretty team-friendly for either teams that need veteran help or teams that are looking to shed long-term money. Speaking of Randle, he’s actually played quite well lately and is only signed for two years with a third-year team option. Dennis Smith Jr. and Allonzo Trier have fallen on hard times as far as playing time with the Knicks and could maybe use a change of scenery at this point.
So send me your mock trades! I promise I’ll try to comment on every single one. Do me a flavor though and check your math on either TradeNBA.com or ESPN’s Trade Machine and link it or screenshot it for me. Saves me having to explain 100 times that you can’t trade a $15 million salary for a $1 million salary straight up.
So, get to it! Let’s save the Knicks.