Nearly a decade after having JR Smith on the roster, the New York Knicks could be trading for another Sixth Man of the Year.
Knicks beat writer Kris Pursiainen of WFUV Sports reported Friday that the Knicks have been exploring the possibility of trading for Portland Trail Blazers guard Malcolm Brogdon. The 31-year-old Brogdon is making $22.5 million this season and is due another $22.5 million next season.
Jake Fischer of Yahoo! Sports also said in an article on Friday that Brogdon is one of the trade options the Knicks could explore.
For the Knicks, the connection to Brogdon, the NBA’s reigning sixth man, makes sense. They just traded bench guard Immanuel Quickley to the Toronto Raptors as part of the blockbuster OG Anunoby deal. 23-year-old Quentin Grimes is another source of offense off the bench, but he isn’t satisfied with his role and could be a trade candidate himself.