The New York Knicks are going all-in on tank mode this season. Considering their current standing, it's probably not a bad idea for them, either. What comes next for them will be a lot of losing as they attempt to raise their chances of landing a high lottery pick this summer.
Unfortunately, this strategy alienates veteran players, who no longer have the patience or time to spend their days on losing teams.
Via the New York Times' Marc Stein, the Knicks have made some of their veterans available in trade talks, only confirming their commitment to the future.
Tim Hardaway Jr. is sure to command interest on the trade market, as he's a consistent scorer averaging nearly 20 points per game for the team this year. He'd be a nice complimentary piece for any team willing to give up a pick to get him.
Courtney Lee is a major question mark, but he's worth taking a chance on if the price isn't high enough. He's a decent ball-handling scorer who may be able to thrive in the right environment.
Enes Kanter is another name that will draw attention, though the value he can bring to a team is still unclear. While he's a great post scorer and offensive rebounder, the guy is an abysmal defender and has been relegated to the bench for nearly the entirety of this season.
As the trade deadline inches closer, expect the Knicks to unload these guys in favor of youth. By season's end, both guys will likely have a new opportunity to make an impact on a different team.