The Knicks may still not be active in the commercial market before the March 25 deadline

The 18-17 New York Knicks are suddenly contenders at the Eastern Conference, but they may still not be active in the trade market before the March 25 deadline.

“They want to keep strong with what they have for now,” Marc Berman of the New York Post reported.

Berman noted that the Knicks are “analyzing” a potential trade for Andre Drummond, although there doesn’t seem to be much urgency to trade a huge deal.

The team’s biggest problem right now is the depth of the frontcourt with Mitchell Robinson out with a broken hand and Taj Gibson struggling with an ankle injury. Nerlens Noel has since eased some concerns, averaging 8.0 points, 7.3 rebounds and 2.1 blocks per game in his last eight starts, as the team progressed 6-2. Julius Randle, recently named All-Star, can also spend time in the center.