The NBA has probably ended, but the off season has started. Everyone expects a lot from the Knicks, especially after the arrival of Leon Rose. One possible trade candidate to watch: Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Chris Paul. It’s a rumor that has been around for some time and that could materialize.
Here is a possible trade package that could be used to get Paul from Oklahoma City, for SNY.tv’s Ian Begley.
Knicks swaps Reggie Bullock and Kevin Knox for Paul.
In this scenario, let’s assume again that the limit is $ 115 million and that the Knicks absorb Paul into the limit space. To do so, they would have to give up on the players above and refuse Portis’ team option. They should also keep Bullock past the 28 June warranty date.
This trade would leave the Knicks with Smith Jr., Randle, Barrett, Ntilikina, Trier, Robinson, Dotson, Paul and Brazdeikis on the roster.
If you include the salaries for their two first-round picks (around $ 8 million combined salary for the 2020-21 period), they would have around $ 108.5 million in salary committed and $ 6.5 million in maximum space. They would also have the mid-level room exception (expected to be $ 5 million) and the minimum veteran exceptions (which are 1-2 year business at the minimum wage).