The New York Knickerbockers may be preparing to clean house this season.
After a disappointing start derailed their optimism, the Knicks may be considering a complete overhaul. According to Luke Adams of Hoops Rumors, there aren’t many players the Knicks deem us untradeable this season.
Outside of Barrett, Mitchell Robinson, and maybe one or two other players, the Knicks will probably be willing to discuss just about anyone as the trade deadline nears.
Specifically, he names three players most likely to be dealt ahead of February’s trade deadline: Wayne Ellington, Reggie Bullock, and Taj Gibson.
With all three guys crowding up the rotation and taking minutes away from their younger guys, they would be the ideal trade candidates. But in light of their poor performance, and who they have in RJ Barrett and Mitchell Robinson, New York would likely trade anyone for the right return.
They’ll be looking mostly for young stars and draft picks, and won’t want anyone that will take up cap past this summer, when they are expected to make a significant run at several high-profile free agents.
So, what’s their plan? The same it has been for the past few years: wait. They will wait for a star to develop or for one to arrive via free agency. Either way, expect the Knicks to be aggressive in the search for star-power, even if it means they have to give up some quality role-players to make it happen.