It’s not a secret that the New York Knicks aren’t having the best moment right now. That’s not new for them, who have struggled in the last couple of seasons to find a good form.
They made some moves in the offseason, signing mostly power forwards. These players were somehow expected to lead the Knicks to the headlines again, but that hasn’t been the case.
Now, the Knickerbockers remain in the same position they were before the start of the season, as a wandering team with no identity and a lot of things to figure out.
Now, according to Ian Bagley of SNY, several Knicks players have said privately that they would prefer to be traded before the February deadline. If any team is interested in some Knick, there's no reason to think the franchise won't make and take calls on any players on the roster, except RJ Barrett and Mitchell Robinson.
They have played well below expectations, prompting some of their players to decide it’s time to call it quits. The Knicks have so many players on short-term, trade-friendly deals, so it’ll be interesting to see how they manage this situation.
It remains to be seen if New York receives any offers it likes for players like Dennis Smith Jr., who was reportedly on the Timberwolves’ radar, or those players on short-term deals.