The Knicks prepare the $70 million trade for a veteran center

Since being pushed back by the Miami Heat in the second round of the postseason, rumors have surfaced suggesting the New York Knicks may have an interest in beefing up the depth of their frontcourt by hitting a trade for All-Star center, Karl-Anthony Towns.

While it’s a flashy concept to think about, Blazer’s Edge contributor Adrian Bernecich recently suggested that Leon Rose and company might, instead, wish to look to Portland Trail Blazers veteran Jusuf Nurkic as a possible option to bolster the pivot position.

“Mitchell Robinson doesn’t look happy in New York. Like Nurkic, Robinson still has three years on his contract. He may be interested in a roster of other teams, including the Blazers,” Bernecich wrote. “The Knicks appear eager to capitalize on their playoff berth this season. They may want to introduce another established center if Robinson forces his way through.” .