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REPORT: Knicks letting other teams know they’re willing to take on bad contracts in trades

Stock up on assets, baby!

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The New York Knicks probably won’t have much time to contemplate their free agency moves this year — hell, the best players might be signing under-the-table deals already. There might be some moves to make on the trade market, though we fans can’t be sure if the front office wants to acquire assets for the future or sign a bevy of mediocre vets in yet another foolish attempt to contend immediately.

SNY’s Ian Begley may have a clue about Leon Rose’s direction. According to his sources, the Knicks are letting it be known around the league that they are willing to take on bad contracts.

A note on the offseason: several teams said the Knicks are open to using their cap space to take on undesirable contracts via trade, SNY has learned.

The Knicks would presumably acquire another draft pick and young player in this kind of trade.

The Knicks figure to have a ton of cap space this offseason, and using that space to take on bad deals in exchange for young players and draft capital would certainly be a refreshing change of pace for a team that usually just throws huge deals at the Bobby Portises of the world.

So can the Knicks pull it off? It seems as if there are many undesirable contracts out there that teams might pay to get rid of, especially with the cap shrinking and owners losing money. Of course, former Nets executive Bobby Marks had to jump through Twitter like the Kool-Aid Man and throw cold water on the idea.

Then again, Marks was responsible for this...

So I guess we’ll see. Any interesting trade ideas, Knicks fans?