While the NBA remains to be suspended, offseason ideas from several teams remain plentiful. The last possible hypothesis concerns the New York Knicks who are considering the trade of RJ Barrett for a star.
The Knicks are currently nearing the end of the Eastern Conference with a record 21-45. Prior to the coronavirus’ suspension of the championship, the Knicks were among the teams struggling to reach the playoff. The franchise has struggled tremendously in recent years since their last post-season appearance had returned in 2013.
Carmelo Anthony’s era with the Knicks was the last time the organization was viewed as a perennial threat in their conference. According to the Bleacher report, one way the team can take into account is to use their resources in the team. One of their precious assets is the young Barrett marker who selected the third overall in the draft.
The extraordinary duke showed promising results for the team with an average of 14.3 points for an exit to bring with five rebounds per game. While it is a gem that the organization intends to keep, it would not be too far-fetched to imagine a job to be boiled. SNY’s Ian Begley said that trading with a star is an option that the Knicks are willing to consider.
An important note to recognize is the new president of the Knicks team is Leon Rose, better known as an agent of stars like Anthony and Devin Booker. There are several stars who will soon be free agents like Bradley Beal and DeMar DeRozan. With the Knicks holding resources like Barrett and seven choices in the first round, there is a possibility that they can use them to their advantage.
It was one of the most eventful years in the history of the NBA, but it would be interesting to see how everything will go well. The Knicks have continued to fight in the league but it will only be a matter of time before they recover. If the organization plays its cards at that moment, perhaps a star could come and change the course of their distressed franchise.