As the New York Knicks community starves for another star, it seems the search for Philadelphia 76ers center MVP Joel Embiid is certainly on hold. Meanwhile, it has to be assumed that the Knicks’ front office is looking to get other All-NBA caliber players and make offers to their teams they can’t refuse.
Zach Buckley of Bleacher Report played the role of general manager and came up with a three-team deal so insane that it involved 10 different assets.
In the deal, the Knicks would get two-time All-Star and division rival Jaylen Brown from the Boston Celtics, who would get longtime Portland Trail Blazer Damian Lillard and a dozen protected picks from New York (the one earned by the i Washington Wizards during the 2022 draft). Finally, the rebuilding Blazers would take first-round Knicks sweeps in 2026 and 2028, as would RJ Barrett, Quentin Grimes, Jericho Sims, and reigning Boston Sixth Man of the Year Malcolm Brogdon (concluded in a pick trade with headquarters in Boston in 2027).
“A Brown-Jalen Brunson-Julius Randle trio could move New York into the championship discussion,” Buckley said. “A supporting cast that would still include Immanuel Quickley, Josh Hart, Donte DiVincenzo, Mitchell Robinson, and Isaiah Hartenstein could give the Knicks a top-eight rotation as strong as any.”