The Knicks are ready to ‘sacrifice’ Toppin and Barret for an All-Star

There are a few names floating around the trade market, like Damian Lillard, Bradley Beal and Zion Williamson, who could all fill holes in the Knicks. However, one plausible and bright option is to acquire Chicago Bulls shooting guard Zach LaVine. There were murmurs of LaVine heading to the Big Apple before signing his extension with the Bulls, so an offseason trade now would make that a reality.

The Bulls are likely to focus on rebuilding their roster, so LaVine would thrive more in an environment that has a winning mentality. On the other hand, the Knicks have a plethora of assets they could offer Chicago for the trade to materialize.

Knicks Receive: Zach LaVine, Derrick Jones Jr. Bulls

Receive: RJ Barrett, Evan Fournier, Obi Toppin, 2 2024 first picks

Even if the Knicks are looking to retool their roster, they won’t need to dump too many assets to acquire someone of Zach LaVine’s caliber. A package centered around RJ Barrett and Obi Toppin will make the trade viable because the Bulls will likely covet young assets who are still a long way from hitting their roof. Barrett has had traits of being a phenomenal scorer and will have more opportunities to handle the ball and start the offense in Chicago.