It seems as if the Knicks are cleaning house in the midst of yet another disappointing season. Following the dismissal of head coach David Fizdale, the team has turned their attention towards remaking the roster.
Julius Randle, who signed with the team just a few months ago, is one of the most recent names to be placed on the trade block.
“The Knicks changed coaches after that game, but the roster could be the next spot that the team looks to change,” wrote Steve Popper of Newsday. “Sunday marked the first day that the seven free agents the Knicks signed in the summer were eligible to be traded. Morris is the most attractive trade chip, averaging 18.6 points per game and shooting 48.2 percent from three-point range. He is on a one-year, $15 million deal and certainly would be alluring to a playoff contender with his toughness and his offensive capabilities.”
“Beyond that, an NBA source said it is believed that the Knicks would be open to moving Randle, though he has the contract locked in for next season.”
Averaging 17 points and 8.7 rebounds, Randle clearly has a lot of value as a scoring and rebounding big man. Unfortunately, he is likely to become the next victim of the Knicks’ dysfunction.
Expect the team to seroiusly consider moving on from him and others on the roster as their quest for a fresh start continues.