The New York Knicks have shown interest in centers since Mitchell Robinson went down with an injury. He is expected to miss the remainder of the season. According to what Shams Charania recently reported on Run it Back FanDuelTV , the Knicks have shown interest in Karl-Anthony Towns.
However, instead of that deal, NBA insider Ben Stinar of Sports Illustrated believes the Knicks and Golden State Warriors should make a trade. He notes that the Knicks should trade Josh Hart to the Warriors for Kevon Looney.
“They are playing without starting center Mitchell Robinson, who Charania said is expected to miss the remainder of the 2023-24 season. The Warriors have Kevon Looney, who could be an ideal replacement for Robinson. Looney is an essential player for the Warriors, but rookie Trayce Jackson-Davis has proven he is capable of being the team’s starting center.
The Warriors’ interest in Josh Hart is due to the fact that Gary Payton II has been out for a significant period of time.
“Payton II is an important part of the team, so his absence is a significant loss. Josh Hart, who is currently averaging 7.4 points, 6.1 rebounds and 2.8 assists per game for the Knicks, would be the perfect addition to replace Payton II.”