Knicks Eye Another ex-Wildcat as a potential backup to Julius Randle

With Julius Randle out for a significant period with a dislocated shoulder, another former Kentucky Wildcat forward has emerged as a trade candidate to the New York Knicks.

According to Jake Fischer of Yahoo Sports, the Knicks have their eyes on Charlotte Hornets forward PJ Washington.

“The Knicks have shown legitimate interest in Washington, sources said, as they explore their option,” Fischer reported on Feb. 5 .

Washington joins Toronto’s Bruce Brown as a Knicks trade target who can play power forward.

The Hornets are looking to be active in the trade market to acquire more capital for their rebuild after obtaining a lottery-protected first-round pick from the Miami Heat for Terry Rozier.

With Evan Fournier as the salary match, the Knicks could offer the Hornets one of their eight tradeable picks or Quentin Grimes for Washington.

Throwing Fournier for Washington would help the Knicks in the meantime while Randle is still recovering. He’ll also give them another mid-level salary that they can package into a potential star trade down the road.

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