The Knicks continue to search for a superstar

The New York Knicks begin the 2023-24 NBA season with a 12-8 record, but more was expected from a franchise that reached the Eastern Conference semifinals a year ago. With constant trade rumors circulating around the team, the latest reports indicate that the Knicks are still active in their attempt to land a top talent with two months left until his trade expires.

Shams Charania of The Athletic had this to say about gathering assets the Knicks can leverage to land a surefire All-Star, according to Real GM:

“They have eight first-round draft picks… they kept a lot of their assets, they also have a lot of tradable contracts. They have a couple of young players. They have guys like Quentin Grimes, Immanuel Quickley, so they have pieces. If they want to make an aggressive bid for a superstar player, I think they have what it takes,” Charania said.

The capital that the Knicks possess is by far the most attractive card they have in their hand. There are several franchises with marquee players who have wandering eyes and could profit from a trove of stocks to help them retool or rebuild.

The Knicks are not in the running for Chicago Bulls stars Zach LaVine and DeMar DeRozan. However, teams like the Minnesota Timberwolves or New Orleans Pelicans could benefit from a collection of first-round picks in exchange for Karl-Anthony Towns or Zion Williamson.