Knicks, CJ McCollum on the New York radar

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If the Portland Trail Blazers decided to switch to CJ McCollum, the New York Knicks would be interested.

According to Stefan Bondy of the New York Daily News, the Knicks are “monitoring” McCollum before the March 25 trade deadline.

Bondy noted that it is not “clear” whether the Blazers will be willing to deal with McCollum, who is under contract for the 2023-24 season.

Despite having a record of 14-16, the Knicks are in the Eastern Conference playoff mix as the No. 7. They have already decided to acquire Derrick Rose from the Detroit Pistons.

The Knicks offense is in dire need of help. Yes, he ranks 24th in the offensive standings (108.2) and last in points per game (103.5). He is also tied for 20th in three-point percentage (35.7) and 23rd in field-goal percentage (45.0).

McCollum has been out since January 16 with a hairline fracture on his left foot. The 29-year-old was at the best start of his career before injury, averaging 26.7 points out of 44.1 percent three-point shots in 13 games.