Insider proposes a trade with the New York Knicks to obtain a powerful scorer

The New York Knicks have some moves to make before the deadline. They have played some of the best basketball in the league over their last 10 games, winning 8 and 5 straight. With OG Anunoby, the Knicks were one of the best defensive teams, allowing just 99.8 points per game in January, according to Tommy Beer. Despite recent play, there are always ways to improve. The Knicks will look to do just that and one name to watch out for is Alec Burks, according to SNY’s Ian Begley.

Begley proposed the package the Knicks would have to move to land Burks. There are several ways the Knicks can land Burks, especially if a third team is involved.

“Burks makes $10.4 million this season. The Knicks would need to send $5.4 million to complete a trade. This is hard to do with their minimum salary players. Additionally, the Knicks don’t have a trade exception big enough to absorb Burks’ salary. They could involve a third team. But this gets complicated. One of the easiest ways to get Burks is to send out Evan Fournier and draft compensation.

Begley continued and added what the Pistons would need to move. Note some interesting scenarios for the Knicks to get a deal done.

“To match salaries, Detroit would have to add one more player. The Pistons could make the trade including former Knick Kevin Knox II. But Knox can’t be traded until Feb. 8, the day of the trade deadline. So the Knicks and Pistons should execute the trade on deadline day by 3 p.m.